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Old Jan 1st, 2010, 12:58 PM   #91
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Victoria Azarenka's Off-Court Preparation
December 28, 2009



Victoria Azarenka on her off-court preparation during the 2009 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour off-season: "I have been on my pre-season training programme at Saddlebrook since the end of November. I'm really happy with my programme and enjoying simple workouts, which comprise a big morning warm-up, an on-court tennis session and then gym work in the afternoon.

"For the first couple of weeks I did a lot of endurance training. I have also been doing sessions in the pool, which makes it a lot of fun and keeps it interesting. On top of all this, I have been lifting weights - upper and lower body on alternating days. Once a week I like to incorporate yoga into my program to add more variety, plus I am enjoying have one day off a week as well."

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/p...916491,00.html
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Sounds fun. That is the key to working out, if she isn't having fun she will slack off.

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I saw a vid on Youtube where a dude is filming Caro swmimming in the pool (during the YEC) with somebody else. The other person laughed and I was sure it was Vika.
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NOt too buff

So Vera and Antonio are together and will also be in HK hopefully it gets awkward
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I hope Summy is a good coach I wish I could be Vika's coach, I'd love to see her throwing temper tantrums all over the court
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Sumyk is a little scary. I was watching a match and he sat next to me and he gave me this look Then Vera came so it was all good

You get to see her throw tantrum all the time on tv
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So she's supposed to be working with Vera's old coach while Antonio is rumored to start coaching Vera?
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I hope Vika's new coach is good for her, gives her that next boost though.
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An article on Vika that was posted on the AO Website:

The Quiet Achiever

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Victoria Azarenka has progressed to the fourth round of Australian Open 2010 more convincingly than any other player in the women’s draw, dropping just eight games en route to equalling her best result at Melbourne Park. Not that you would have noticed.

In the first week, attention has been firmly focused on returning Belgian superstars Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters, the run of world No. 16 turned qualifier Yanina Wickmayer, and the Australian success stories of Sam Stosur and Casey Dellacqua. Relegated to a small interview room following her third-round thumping of Italian Tathiana Garbin – despite being ranked higher than any of the Belgian or Australian women – the No. 7 seed says she doesn’t mind flying under the media’s radar.

“I don’t really care about that,” she says. “Of course it’s very exciting for everyone that Kim and Justine have come back … I just played Kim once actually last year, and Justine I’ve never played, so for me it’s exciting as well.

“I think it’s fine, I’m happy I still have a lot of fans and a lot of people who support me.”

Those fans would have to be pleased with the Belarusian’s progress in the first three rounds of the tournament. Straight-sets victories over Stephanie Cohen-Aloro, Stefanie Voegele and Garbin – totalling just three hours and 42 minutes on court – have seen her set up a showdown with Russian No. 9 seed Vera Zvonareva. Having never taken a set off Zvonareva in four previous matches, Azarenka says the match presents a good challenge for her.

“I hope I can just turn around our (head-to-head) records,” she says. “I’m just going to play my best and try my best, and we’ll see how it goes.”

Since turning professional in 2003, Azarenka has improved her ranking each year to its current mark of No. 7. She is coming off a career-best season in 2009, cracking the top 10 in March and winning three titles, including the prestigious Sony Ericsson Open in Miami with a straight-sets win over Serena Williams in the final. Her results at the majors were impressive; she started the year by reaching the fourth round at Melbourne Park, leading Serena by a set before retiring with heat-induced illness. Quarter-final finishes at Roland Garros and Wimbledon (the latter again resulting in a loss to Williams) cemented her position among the game’s elite, and she reached a career-high position of No. 6 in October.

Azarenka says she is working on many elements of her game to help her advance deeper into the draw at major events. “I was very close at the French Open against (Dinara) Safina, and at Wimbledon Serena was just playing amazing tennis, and it was one of those days where you say ‘well done, thank you very much’,” she says.

“I think I have to bring a little more toughness to my game and a little bit more variety, which I’m really doing right now … We (my team) try to bring more things to my game to be a more complete player.”

This added variety was evident in her match against Garbin on Saturday. Renowned as one of the modern breed of power-hitters from the baseline, Azarenka also ventured to the net on 33 occasions, winning 23 points. Powerful swinging volleys are complimented by solid overhead skills and traditional volleying prowess, perhaps due to Azarenka’s regular and successful doubles play – her doubles ranking peaked at No. 7 in July 2008.

She will need all of the weapons in her arsenal firing if she hopes to challenge for the Daphne Akhurst trophy on the final Saturday of the tournament. Should she defeat Zvonareva, another quarter-final with Williams looms, assuming the world No. 1 can navigate her way past local hero Samantha Stosur on Monday afternoon. Despite being robbed a golden opportunity to defeat Williams in Melbourne last year – Williams went on to win the title – Azarenka insists she has moved on from the unfortunate event.

“Some people keep reminding me about it, but no, I have nothing to make up for. I just go out there and play my best tennis and just enjoy every moment of it,” she says.

She says she is prepared for the sweltering conditions that are often associated with the first Grand Slam event of the year. “I had really hot weather in Sydney when I played (at the Medibank International last week) so (I was) a little bit prepared there. I think … if you are fit enough you can play in these conditions. Unless you’re not sick of course,” she adds with a smile.

“As I always say, you learn from the bad experiences better than the good ones, so it always depends how well you adjust to it and how much positivity you take from a bad match to go out there and forget your mistakes and keep working hard to improve.”

Azarenka will take on Zvonareva in the second match of Rod Laver Arena’s Monday night session.
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press conference from last night

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VICTORIA AZARENKA

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.


Q. 3‑1 down in the second, 4‑2 down in the second, getting a little frustrated. How did you get out of all that?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: Um, I wouldn't say I was getting frustrated.


Q. You looked as if you were.

VICTORIA AZARENKA: No, I was just trying to push myself to show a better game, to show more fight. You cannot really say with a nice words to pump yourself up.

Sometimes for me I just need to get angry at myself to get better tennis. But I wasn't getting frustrated.


Q. I think you guys know each other pretty well. Played doubles together and this is the first time for you to win against her. What are the differences between this time and others?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: You know, I think I'm a little bit different player right now. I think I did some improvements in my off‑season that I really needed, especially mentally with my shots. I just think I just got tougher mentally also. That no matter what moment, I'm still gonna fight, still gonna try to play my best tennis, and it really helped me.

I had some tough matches in Sydney, so it really helped me to get ready for these kind of matches.


Q. How important is your confidence to have won the last ten games of this match when you're playing Serena in the next match?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: It has nothing to do with playing Serena. Serena is a great player. She's been showing unbelievable tennis here. I'm just really happy to have a chance to play against her in the quarterfinals. I just want to go out there and show my game and we'll see how it goes.


Q. Do you feel like it's a chance to make amends for last year?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: I'm not gonna make up for anything. Last year happened. I forget about it already. I just moved on. This is new year and new challenge for me. I'm just gonna go out there and try my best.


Q. Did you think the first set was of very high standard? You were both playing very well in the first set. Did you feel that playing it, that you were both playing very well?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: I think the whole match was pretty high level. A lot of good winners and rallies. I just think that I had some breakpoints in the first set and I didn't really take any chances because Vera, she was serving really good and didn't give me many opportunities.

I think the biggest difference was in second and third set I started taking my chances and being more aggressive.


Q. Serena looked in awesome form today. What do you think you'll need to do to beat her?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: She's the No. 1 player in the world. You have to show your best tennis and be aggressive and try to keep up with her level and be extremely tough. She knows how to play big matches and how to handle herself in tough moments. You just have to be really prepared.


Q. How did you go with the crowd tonight? They were making a bit of noise.

VICTORIA AZARENKA: Yeah, it's fine for me. I did not pay attention too much. The people were also cheering for me. So that's the happy thing for me. I'm really glad that they all stayed there, even though they made some noises. It's a great effort from them.


Q. You hadn't beat her in the last four times. What enabled you to win tonight?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: As I said, it's just little things that I improved in my game I think helped me out to be a little bit more consistent and aggressive, and, you know, especially mentally. I got tougher. I enjoyed playing on the court so much more than I used to now.

I don't know, I just can see that all of my hard work are paying off.


Q. Your current coach is the former coach of Vera, right?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: Yes.


Q. Do you think you took advantage of that?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: I don't know. I think Vera started playing a little bit different herself and started to be more aggressive. I don't know what happened before with him and Vera. It's not my concern. And I didn't take any advantage of anything, because she's practicing with my old coach.


Q. When did you start working with him?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: In December.


Q. What is the difference between your new and old coach, do you feel?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: Yeah, he makes me more of a complete player, more all‑around player. I can bring more weapons to my game now and just more fun.
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After Serena QF

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Was that the one match that got away? How would you assess your game?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: Um, I think I played good tennis today. It was very high level of tennis from both of us.

But, you know, what can you do? I had chances. I had opportunities. It wasn't many, but I didn't take it. So...

Q. Were you physically okay in the third set? You were doing some stretches.

VICTORIA AZARENKA: Yeah, yeah, I was fine.

Q. Serena said she thought she was gone at 4‑Love. Did you think you had her as well?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: 4‑Love. Not really. I know she's gonna fight until the last point. She started playing unbelievable, I think, from 4‑Love. I don't know. I don't know if she really felt that way, because she started playing really good.

Q. She has such a history of these comebacks. What's your thought process when you see a lead start to evaporate? What's going through your head then?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: Well, what was going through my head was I just had to hang in there and try to be more aggressive. The only thing I did is I probably backed up a little bit. I gave her more time to go for her shots.

I mean, she was really in the zone at that point. She knows how to handle herself, more experience, and I just have to learn from it.

Q. Is her presence a bit intimidating? She's strong and experienced as you say. Does that kind of get a little bit scary sometimes?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: No, not really. It's not scary. I think it's impressive the way she does it. As I said, I had to take my chances, and of course she's a strong girl. She has very powerful shots. You don't see many girls serving 200 in the third set.

Q. At 4‑Love, who started doing things differently, Serena or yourself?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: Have you watched the match?

Q. Yes. That's why I asked you the question.

VICTORIA AZARENKA: Yeah, well…

Q. Did you change your game or were you just reacting to her? Did you mentally collapse?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: No, I didn't change my game. She really went for her shots, and she made them in. I don't think I did many unforced errors. As I said, it was her controlling some of the points. I didn't take my opportunity to be more aggressive and to stay with her.

Q. Were you strong enough mentally?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: Yeah, I am, I think.

Q. Is that first match at all distracting to you, not only that it went on two hours longer than at least looked like it was going to, but also it was the sister of the opponent you were facing?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: Doesn't matter for me.

Q. Didn't change your preparation?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: No.

Q. Serena seemed to really crank up her serve as well. By the end of the third set she wasn't missing one.

VICTORIA AZARENKA: Yeah, well, it was kind of hard for me to serve in the first set, too. But, you know, I don't know. It's what she feels. I can't really say anything.

Q. What are your next tournaments? Fed Cup next week?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: Yes, so far I am.

Q. Are you at the stage in your career where you're happy to get deep in the second week, or are you gonna leave here thinking this one got away a little bit?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: Um, well, I'm happy with the quarterfinals. It's my first quarterfinal here. I think it's pretty good start of the season I had.

Of course it's always can be better. But, you know, it's only a bigger motivation for me to go out and practice more and work hard to improve my game. Because I know I can improve a lot. You know, I'm gonna work hard to get it so next time I can finish the matches.
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