Comment on Azarenka behaviour from some american journalist
Azarenka's antics are wearing thin
I think Victoria Azarenka's recent withdrawal from the Dubai Tennis Championships thoroughly deserved the criticism it got (Agnieszka Radwanska upset with Victoria Azarenka's behaviour, February 25).
In fact, it would come as no surprise if the entire tennis world has had enough of her antics. How can the world's best player always sit with her headphones on, bobbing about to music, while her opponent and the umpire patiently wait for her to do the coin toss?
When she does grace them with her presence, she can't seem to stand still or make any eye contact, preferring to go through her service motion. Can't she wait 20 seconds? There's "the zone" and then there's just plain rude. Her grunting is one thing, but it's exasperating to have to watch someone at the pinnacle of sport behave like a spoilt junior-tennis brat.
Surely there are people in "the biz" whose job it is to talk to players about ridiculous behaviour like this. Or is money such a driving force in sport nowadays that everyone is too scared to stick their neck out?
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