Belarusian Victoria Azarenka shared her emotions after winning the title at a tournament in New York, which was her first in four years.
“I think that no one has forgotten about me because I am always honest with myself and others. Someone may not like it, but I can’t be reproached for the lack of sincerity. I am not ashamed to call things by their names. On the court you, too, will always see the real me. I am not ashamed to show emotions, whether it is anger or joy.
It seems to me that sincerity and honesty attract attention. I am not written by an agent, all my thoughts and words are improvisation and reaction to specific situations. If I have no faith in anything, I will not do it. I think that these qualities are valued by journalists with dignity.
I highly appreciate people who strive to change the world for the better. I like the purposefulness. I have great respect for people who do really good things. I try to do the same myself,” WTA press service quotes Victoria.
In addition, Belarus told about the fact that at the beginning of the year I thought about ending my career.
“I have repeatedly stated that tennis has ceased to be my top priority. Now the first place is taken by the family. I tried to analyze whether I will have enough time for myself.
I really had a lot of plans, but I decided to try again to get back in the game. I had a feeling that I didn’t give all I could to this activity. If I was dissatisfied with what was happening, I would leave in January.
Of course, I didn’t immediately manage to reach at least some level. There were many hard days. But I clearly understood: if you put 100%, everything works out in the end,” Azarenko added.
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