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Azarenka is from Belarus.That's the reason.
Those biased western journalists don't like her country.If she is from USA,she'll be far more popular IMO.
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Well her game is really cookie cutter. Nothing creative about her game or her personality IMO. She lacks charisma of any sort and basically every interview I see with her she just seems to give very terse answers and never seems to smile or be warm at all. It's like she just has a negative energy and wants to go back to listening to her iPod or whatever. Just not very endearing. I do respect her results and all but I just think she does not come across likeable at all.
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Well who cares? The number 1 shold be the better playere, or at least the player who won the most during the last 12 months according to rankigs criteria, not the most good looking one or the one who tells the best jokes.
I defenitely prefer her than some of the players who rechaed no. 1 in the last 10 years.
She has to be only who she is and if people don't like her, people can get lost

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US Open diary : the anonymous world No1.
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Victoria Azarenka is the women’s world No 1 and on the evidence of her outstanding display in round one at the US Open on Monday night, could well be a serious contender for the title this year. I know that sounds odd – surely the No 1 is always a contender? – but with Serena Williams considered such a big favourite, anyone else is an outsider. On paper at least. Azarenka was in full flow and when you remember that she won the Australian Open on hard courts at the start of the year, there is no reason why she should not go well again here.
Azarenka must surely be a bigger favourite than Williams. Look at HC titles won in the last 12 months. This is not grass.
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If Vikapowers is invited as a ghostwriter, she will certainly get good press.. but it will be so far from reality that readers will quickly find out it was a hack job, therefore making things worse for Azarenka then before.

There is no easy way to make her easy on the eyes.

Djokovic had his PR problem few years ago, but he turned it around by personality and having his box tone down thier US against the World mentality.
The good news for Vika is she is the only one responsible for PR fortune, she does not have an entourage to speak of.
The bad news it is a tall ask for her.
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Azarenka must surely be a bigger favourite than Williams. Look at HC titles won in the last 12 months. This is not grass.
If in doubt look at each player's H2H against top 10.
I believe, when everytuing is equal, that is used as tie breaker.
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I suppose the 'problem' (not that it really is one) is that she has that arrogance and jockiness about her, but she really does it in a normal way never getting too extreme (pretty much like a normal 23 year old). Like she's never gonna pull a Roddick and start talking non-stop on court and insulting linesmen and umpires for half the match and then having a yarn in the press room. She'll be candid in the press room as we've seen, but it will be a dissmissive one liner unlike someone like Roddick who will go on about it and give up the juicy quotes.

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She is not boring, she just gives boring answers. She doesn't take the bait. We all know how sport "journalism" works; especially for someone like Vika who is mired in controversy to not give them any stories, I guess they just don't see the point of interviewing her outside of post-match formalities.

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Another shithead of a journalist hating on how she doesn't care AT ALL for these press conferences.

Silly.


He mad cuz his favourite is a charismatic zero.

Observing the fact that a world number 1 player is not cared about by the media is not hating. I'm sure that Gulbis, Safin and Roddick ddon't really care about pressers either. They still managed to show some personality.

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She is not boring, she just gives boring answers. She doesn't take the bait. We all know how sport "journalism" works; especially for someone like Vika who is mired in controversy to not give them any stories, I guess they just don't see the point of interviewing her outside of post-match formalities.
Roger shows how to work the media. He does not say anything controversial, but at the same time he makes some effort and tries to give some insights and the journalists respond by giving him some respect. I find his media conferences a bit more interesting than the usual tedium that most players give out. People like Nadal or Roddick I would not bother with. If a player's only aim in a media conference is to get through without "taking the bait" then they dont come out looking any better than the journalists they despise.
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She is shrieking harridan on court, who abuses ball kids and struggles to walk under the weight of the chip on her shoulder. Why would anybody be interested in interviewing her, she gives nothing but shrewish, flippant answers when someone dares ask a question.
The hate is strong here.

And it's not her damn fault interviewers keep on asking her the same inane questions, their questions deserve what they get.
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Roger shows how to work the media. He does not say anything controversial, but at the same time he makes some effort and tries to give some insights and the journalists respond by giving him some respect. I find his media conferences a bit more interesting than the usual tedium that most players give out. People like Nadal or Roddick I would not bother with. If a player's only aim in a media conference is to get through without "taking the bait" then they dont come out looking any better than the journalists they despise.
Roddick is better than just about anybody else in that department.
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Well who cares? The number 1 shold be the better playere, or at least the player who won the most during the last 12 months according to rankigs criteria, not the most good looking one or the one who tells the best jokes.
I defenitely prefer her than some of the players who rechaed no. 1 in the last 10 years.
She has to be only who she is and if people don't like her, people can get lost
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