Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.
The (US)Reporters can say/write watever they want but the players respect Vika for her success. Even Serena cant allow herself to take a rest at home or lie in a beach enjoying the serenity, during these minion tournaments like it was when Woz/DinDin was #1 or jus take a dig like 'She won Rome and Madrid' and ignore trying to be #1
I think her reaction showed that the #1-blah was never true. Not when Safina was #1, not when Wozniacki was #1. She always cared about the ranking. All players do. This whole "I just want to win Grand Slams. I want to improve as a player, the ranking will take care of itself. I just want to win my next match and go from there. I have nothing to lose." is just a bunch of BS. Of course you want to be #1. If you think you are the best player in the world (whoever you want to define that) why wouldn´t you be? Of course you cannot let the ranking define you. Is Azarenka suddenly having a bad season, because she lost it? No.
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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