Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.
Hi, been lurking for a while, I've been a big vika fan for a few years but reached fanatical stage after I got to see her win her first grand slam live last year.
Just thought I would start posting because I am in Melbourne again this year and have been able to see vika practice a few times as well as her first 2 matches so thought I could share some things. Her practice on the first day was pretty good esteemed pretty happy. Managed to hit Sam with a forehand right where a man doesn't want to be hit lol. It was pretty funny she burst out laughing and put her hand over her mouth to hide it then asked Sam if he was ok then laughed some more. The next practice I saw was the day before the Hampton match and she didn't look too happy with her game. She got angry and stopped grunting and just started pummeling the ball on a couple of occasions. Honestly made me question how much power she sacrifices for consistency because she was absolutely smacking it. Last practice I saw was yesterday, was in a much better mood and did a lot of work on the forehand making sure she accelerated her racket head through the ball. Also there was no red foo present for this one which is a bonus even though I have to say he was very supportive and totally into both of the matches I saw. Evenyelled out to her a few times, so that's something. He seems like a nice guy and was good with the fans even though I absolutely detest his music.
Also have to say vika was very good with the fans, signing for quite a while after all her practises. And even gave out a few balls and sweatbands the other day. Anyway they are just a few of my observations, I have more but don't want to turn this into a really long essay.