Victoria needs to win more slams next year in order for media to take her seriously.
Victoria Azarenka is a solid player she helped the WTA get back some respect when she reached number one and also won a grand slam so credit to her. Vika almost won the US Open final barely losing to Serena Williams.
She's got to build on the 2012 success that is what's going to be key if she can win more majors then she will get the media's respect.
I think the media still feel like Serena is the best despte Vika being ranked number one and there is some truth to that.
Even though Vika lost the US OPEN final, I gained more respect for her despite the loss because I felt she fought her heart out and really pushed Serena.
Vika's lost some heartbreakers to Serena over the years and I feel she's got to start winning some of those close matches.
If Vika can do that then, I think the flood gates will open.
I still think clay is Vika's worst surface, she might win the French Open next year but I am surprised she hasn't won a big clay court title like Madrid, Rome, Stuttgart yet.
However, Victoria obviously knows this but if she wants to gain the media's respect she's got to CONTINUE winning slams. I still think that Victoria's serve is weak it isn't a weakness but it is not a weapon. I hope in the off season she works on her serve because serving at 104 to 107 miles per hour isn't good enough.
Everything else in Victoria's game is solid though she's improved her fitness, she is a solid athlete and she is definitely quick on the court. Vika also volleys well I would like to see her come to net more in 2013.
It is going to be interesting next year though, because Vika is going to have to defend all those points from 2012.