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Victoria Azarenka Quotes
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April 26, 2016: “I wouldn’t go out there and kill myself every day if I didn’t feel like that.”
— Victoria Azarenka, asked before the Miami Open final in which she defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-2 to complete a rare Indian Wells-Miami double, if she’s the best player in the world.June 1, 2015: “I don’t know how she does it. When she plays against me and Maria [Sharapova], her level is not at all the same as when she plays against some of the others....She’s the toughest competitor. I don’t think there is any doubt about that.”
— Two-time winner Victoria Azarenka, who led 6-3, 4-2 and won the first two game of the deciding set before Serena Williams stepped up her power game and accuracy to rally for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory in the French Open third round.September 12, 2013: "Well, there's one word. She's a champion, and she knows how to repeat that. She knows what it takes to get there. I know that feeling, too. And when two people who want that feeling so bad meet, it's like a clash. That's what happens out there, those battles. And in the important moments it is who is more brave, who is more consistent, or who takes more risk. And with somebody like Serena, you got to take risk. You can never play safe, because she will do that. She did that today really well."
— Victoria Azarenka, on what makes Serena Williams so special as a champion, after Williams defeated her in the US Open final to win her 17th Grand Slam singles title.January 31, 2013: "To be in the same list with all those champions, it's a privilege. Right now it's hard to believe that. I think of myself as a nine-year-old girl who's playing against the wall, picturing those big moments. Right now I'm still living those moments. It's like a dream."
— Two-time Australian Open champion, Victoria Azarenka, on joining an elite group - along with Venus and Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova - as multiple-Slam winners on tour.October 28, 2012: "It's just been an incredible year-I've had my two dreams come true. To finish No. 1 shows I've been playing really well throughout the whole year. To be a part of this history is just an incredible thing. When I first started to play tennis as a little girl, becoming No.1 in the world seemed so far away, and now I'm standing here and holding that trophy."
— Belarusian Victoria Azarenka, who won her first Grand Slam tournament, the Australian Open, in January, became the 11th different player to finish a year ranked No. 1, and became the first woman to surpass the $7 million prize money mark in single season.September 12, 2012: "For me, she's the greatest player of all time. She took the game to the next level. Having players like that on the women's tour right now is something priceless-something you cannot take away."
— Victoria Azarenka, gracious after extending superstar Serena Williams to 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 in a thrilling US Open final.March 15, 2012: "Trying your best is bringing your best... that's the way to do it! Desire and passion is everything."
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