The Belarusian, Victoria Azarenka is gradually making her return to WTA circuit, she reached her first quarterfinal of the 2019 season at the Mexican Open. She won over the German, Tatjana Maria, 6-2, 6-1 in the ‘battle of the mothers’ in the pre-quarters of the event. Also, she stated that, she has been gaining momentum in the game and enjoying the direction in which she is heading. In the opening round, she defeated the Australian Open 2019 semifinalist, Danielle Collins in 64 minutes.
Victoria Azarenka feels that she hasn’t been getting easy draw lately, but she was satisfied with her game on the court. She could produce her skills on which she trained during the off-season during the match against Collins. She is still in the quest of finding her natural game and she is advancing gradually towards that goal. “Physically, I feel like my movement is starting to pick up,” Azarenka mentioned. “My execution and the timing of that was not there, so it made it look kind of inefficient, and now it’s a little bit put more together and more efficient. So I’m happy with the direction that I’m going.”
Besides her on-court progress, Victoria Azarenka is enjoying her role of being a mother. “It changed my life upside down in a good way because I have a different purpose,” Azarenka spoke on motherhood. “I always say that being a tennis player in an individual sport you think about yourself. When you become a parent it’s never about you anymore.” She adores the time spent with her son and in two decades time, she anticipates to cheer her son on the tennis courts.
However, Victoria Azarenka lost her cut-throat last-eight-round match to the American Sofia Kenin 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. In the deciding set, the World Number 53, Azarenka was 5-4 up, but Kenin broke her serve to love and also Azarenka failed to hold it in the final game and surrendered to the fifth seed in two hours and 34 minutes.