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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 3.

Hopefully this win means Vika's turned the corner of what I hope we'll look back on as a delayed "sophomore slump".

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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 3.

And the Marbella draw is up, Vika's their top seed.

Most likely opponents:
1st round: Parra Santonja
2nd round: Hercog/Pous-Tio
quarterfinal: Pironkova/Safina
semifinal: Dulgheru/Errani
final: Kuznetsova

Not a bad draw, but it's clay and Vika's bound to be tired after winning Miami.

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I know. Everyone was talking about how she greatly regressed etc and then BOOM she wins her second Miami title.
idiots... Vika has plateaued blah blah I am sure she'll win a grandslam soon She said after watching wat happened in Japan, she is not taking winning/losing a match so seriously... guess this attitude will help her to be stable and swing free in her matches

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idiots... Vika has plateaued blah blah I am sure she'll win a grandslam soon She said after watching wat happened in Japan, she is not taking winning/losing a match so seriously... guess this attitude will help her to be stable and swing free in her matches
We were saying it too. She looked in very average shape early on in the year but she's in much better form now. Fingers crossed that she can hold on to it for the upcoming month or two, I believe she has a good shot at RG (if she avoids Dulko ) since she also seemed to be defending really well in Miami which is a very important part of the game if you want to do well on clay.
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 3.

Honestly, she played great in that tournament, but you could still see some signs of her struggles in the early part of the year. Serving has been better recently but she actually only won 52% of serving points against Masha. Even in the first set, which she won 6-1, she only won 56% of serving points. However she was able to keep Masha to only 41% on her own serve. So her returning saved her. And the DF to lose the BP at 5-3, as well as the run from 4-0 to 4-3 all reminded me of her struggles in the early part of the year. There are still some issues, particularly under pressure and holding serve. She just returned so well and rallied so well that it was hard to notice. She didn't have to serve under pressure in these recent matches because she played so well in other aspects. I still find her serving under pressure very questionable. It's important to note that she didn't have to serve the match out.

However, that was still the best I've seen from her in a long while.

The issue I have with Vika is that she seems to get tired and/or injured after playing well. We'll see if she can sustain this form into the coming tournaments.
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 3.

Vika'll reach a new career of #6 on Monday in other other words with nothing to defend on clay Vika can crack the top 5 for RG.

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idiots... Vika has plateaued blah blah I am sure she'll win a grandslam soon She said after watching wat happened in Japan, she is not taking winning/losing a match so seriously... guess this attitude will help her to be stable and swing free in her matches
It seems like contrary to 2009 Vika's peak form has started a little bit later in the season... could this be a sign !!?

In both 2009 and 2010 Vika started her seasons quite strongly but then after was never quite able to carry that on further...

I truly believe she has changed her approach about things... I also heard her by telephone on CNN after her win and she said in between other things how she has matured could it be in her attitude or in her game and that she was ready to bring that in the majors... so fingers crossed...

I believe also in her chances for RG... the road is still very long and we will be rapidly fixed in Rome or Madrid - realising the depth on clay it'd be presumable that a confident Vika would be able to at least get one of these.

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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 3.

#6 is not a career high for Vika, she was already there in 2009.
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 3.

2009 feels like ages ago. I'm still so happy.

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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 3.

Will Vika play in Marbella?
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#6 is not a career high for Vika, she was already there in 2009.
I repeated that from the sports reporter on CNN without no specific verification as it's supposed to be a solid source...

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Will Vika play in Marbella?
She just posted a tweet saying she's flying to Spain so it looks like she is
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She just posted a tweet saying she's flying to Spain so it looks like she is
Given the good week she had, I guess she's allowed ONE sangria. Just one.

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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 3.

Oh well, at least we don't have to miss her. Fingers crossed for no bad luck this week.
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Good luck on clay, Vika!!
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 3.

Looks like she's not playing until Wednesday. At least she's had some time to rest

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