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I would agree with Pete...... All this "next week will be more important tournament(than this)" and "I'm going to kill myself" is far from appropriate bahaviourVictoria Azarenka, then-world No. 1 and top-seeded, lost to No. 15 Dominika Cibulkova in the fourth round. It wasn't so much that Vika lost; after all, the mighty mite Cibulkova came within a hair's breath of scoring the big upset over Azarenka back in March, at the Miami combined event. It was more the poor sportsmanship and sour, negative attitude that sometimes still seems to grip Azarenka when things don't go her way.
Azarenka smashed one racquet during the match (incurring a warning from the chair umpire), and when a reporter, trying to be discreet, asked what she would do to "recover" from the loss, the Australian Open champ went sarcastic: "I'm going to kill myself. . ." She added, "The tournament is over for me. What's to recover from?"
Actually, that final rhetorical question is pretty funny—but it doesn't make up for the fact that Azarenka just isn't behaving like a champion. End of story.