post with me, I found it intresting, especially as I am a Vika fan.
If you're to lazy to click the link;
The new, improved, calm, zen-like Victoria Azarenka – the one who has arguably been the best player on form heading into the French Open, fell off the wagon a little bit Friday after winning the first set against Maria Sharapova.
The on-court microphones didn’t really pick it up – probably shell-shocked by all the screeching that had been going on for an hour from both sides of the court.
But even if you can’t lip-read, this one was pretty hard to miss.
But then, not long afterward, tennis karma bit her in the bee-hind.
Poor thing, really. One false move on a shot and a grip her arm doesn’t deal with all that often – and that was pretty much it.
Later, she tried her version of a Twit-pology, claiming she was talking about herself.
And she didn’t actually say it to Sharapova’s face or anything, more out loud into the night as she headed to her chair.
At least she didn’t claim she was misunderstood, that she said “freezing itch,” or something.
As much as Azarenka has done to bring herself back into the conversation after being that “so much talent, hasn’t broken through” girl for a couple of years, you can’t help for feel for her.
The girl has done everything she can. She has toned down the going-postal behaviour (although not the screeching). An earlier encounter with the chair umpire about a judgment call on a point replay was civilized in tone and calm.
She’s not beating herself any more by losing her mind.
But she still can’t stay healthy.
Look at this: in her last six tournaments, starting at Indian Wells, she has retired three times, won twice, and reached the final in the sixth. Twice, she was ahead when she retired.
Since the beginning of 2010, Azarenka has had 10 retirements, for all kinds of reasons.
But the elbow being buggered is a bit of a problem. She could barely hold her racquet after it happened on Friday.