Renowned tennis coach Sascha Bajin says former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka has always had a Serena Williams-like resilience and she always wants to win no matter what.
“Victoria Azarenka always had this resilience, like Serena Williams,” Bajin said on The Functional Tennis Podcast, as revealed on Sportskeeda. “The one thing that stood out about Azarenka was her ‘wanting to win no matter what’ situation.”
Azarenka, a two-time Grand Slam champion, is hungry to win no matter what she plays.
“She had this mentality that really came about even if we were just playing squash [in training], and that was something I found interesting,” Bajin said. “She had the hunger [to win] in anything; Squash, cards, anything.”
Azarenka shared an emotional Christmas message
“I am really happy and grateful to be able to provide an amazing Xmas for Leo and all the gifts he wanted, because my parents did the best they can with very very little, but still they went out of their way to make it special for me and my brother… it does always however makes me think about many many families and kids who don’t have the same privilege now,” Azarenka wrote on Twitter.
After speaking with son Leo, they agreed to pack some stuff and send it to other kids.
“I asked Leo today that we should pack some toys he has and give them to other kids who may not have any gifts today. I try to explain to him why, I think it’s hard for him to understand. Even if I tell him by my own example and how we didn’t always have that chance, he is a bit resistant at first but he does want to do it. So we will go packing,” Azarenka continued.
“Just wanted to share this because this always make me remember when I was a kid and gets me emotional. And probably why I overdo it for Leo now… anyway just thinking out loud on Twitter I guess.”