Re: Beijing F: Azarenka def. Sharapova 6-3, 6-1
Sorry to burst your bubble, you're on a roll of pretty good posts but there's no way she would, nor would any professional athlete at that level, go into a slam with that mentality. They want to win it, they think and believe they can. She wouldn't say to herself right well I have a chance, need a lucky draw, only 2 players can beat me. No way
Well maybe I phrased that wrong. Let´s say from a fans perspective that is a good place to be in, although I think there is a sense of realism to professional athletes that they obviously would never transport to the outside. You especially would have to be an advocate of the "psychological factor". Afterall it is never anything Azarenka does, it is always Maria self-doubting and falling apart.
I am not a fan of the direction a lot of Maria threads have taken over the last 12 months.
The undertone is very disappointing, aggressive and the comments are sometimes rude to a player just trying to earn a living, playing her hardest and having a good amount of success given her god given, natural talents.
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