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« Reply #200 on: January 26, 2009, 01:28:09 AM »
A few more yet. These are just really sad and upsetting to see again  :(  :depressed: :crying:
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« Reply #208 on: January 26, 2009, 03:59:36 AM »
Victoria was already suffering from illness this morning  :depressed: :Sad-Bye: :crying: :blue: here is her interview:

Q. What happened?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: I started really feeling sick in the morning already. I woke up at 6 a.m. and I was throwing up all the morning and just felt weak.

Once I got to the court, I went to see the doctor, I felt a little bit better. Throughout the first set, a little bit of the second, then I just had no more energy to go.


Q. The flu?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: I don't know. They kind of said it's kind of a virus because I had a fever pretty high.

We don't really know what is that.

Q. With a virus, you were playing good tennis in the first set.

VICTORIA AZARENKA: Yeah, definitely. I mean, that's very disappointing for me that I played that well and I couldn't handle a little bit more 'cause, I mean, it was really close games. Could have been up 2‑0 in the second. Never know, maybe I would still keep going with the same energy.

But, I mean, whatever happens, happens. Just have to accept that.

Q. Did you feel close to fainting?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: Yeah, yeah. I mean, I just kept going. I was trying to keep going as much as possible. But there is nothing you can do. The last step with me, I would fall over.
Q. Must be encouraged by your performance in the tournament thus far, despite all that.

VICTORIA AZARENKA: I mean, I've been playing good tennis. I'm really happy with the way I played, the way I moved, the way I handled myself on the court. I mean, there is still a lot of opportunities for me to go. I just have to accept that, and sometimes there's not much you can prevent that, but hopefully I will next time.

Q. Did the doctor advise food or something to drink to see you through that match?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: Well, before the match, I mean, I couldn't eat anything pretty much. I pushed myself and I had a little lunch. So, I mean, there is not much you can do. Just drink and try to get some food for me.

Q. In the second set you won the first game, and the second game you had four game points for a 2‑Love lead. Do you suppose if you would have converted one of those four points you would have wanted to stick around?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: Yeah, maybe. That's what I said. If I would be 2‑0 up, there's always a better motivation and everything. I could hang in there. But it was really tough for me. I mean, there's not much I could do about it.

Q. Was the heat a factor? You went into the shade between every point.

VICTORIA AZARENKA: Yeah, I tried to do that. Tried to help as much as possible to feel better.

But, I mean, it didn't help me much.

Q. Has this happened to you ever before?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: No.

Q. How do you feel now?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: Well, I still feel pretty bad. But I'm getting better.

Q. When you left the court for the injury timeout, did they try to give you some medications?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: Yeah, the doctors didn't want me to keep going, but I wanted to keep trying and see how I do. But it was probably not a very good idea because it just gave me even more trouble after.

Q. What happened when you came off the court? I heard you were placed on a drip.

VICTORIA AZARENKA: A what?

Q. What happened when you came off the court? I heard you were on a drip at one stage.

THE MODERATOR: Something like an intravenous in your arm to give you hydration.

VICTORIA AZARENKA: No, I didn't have anything like that.

Q. Do you think the rules should be changed for this kind of situation, especially this late in a match, if it's not your fault, to give you more time to recover?

VICTORIA AZARENKA: Well, I don't know if there can be any rule because of that. I mean, somebody can just fake it. I don't think there should be a new rule of that. It's whatever happens, whatever happens. You just have to live with that and keep going.
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« Reply #209 on: January 26, 2009, 09:04:55 PM »



Here are 2 of my favorite players together.  I really was sorry to see it end this way.  As you know, Serena is my favorite, but she was getting her butt kicked by Victoria before she fell ill.  So the good news for Victoria is that she KNOWS she can play with the top players.  She came out and handled this grand slam match with poise and I look to see her do so much better in the upcoming tournaments.

The thing right now is that she needs to get well.  Also, I was proud of the way Serena handled this too.  She totally looked very concerned about Victoria as well and handled her interview with class when asked about Victoria.

So Chris, hang in there.  First Maria is out, now Victoria goes out.   I'm sure you'll have both your favorites back on the tour soon. :))

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« Reply #210 on: January 27, 2009, 01:11:06 AM »



Here are 2 of my favorite players together.  I really was sorry to see it end this way.  As you know, Serena is my favorite, but she was getting her butt kicked by Victoria before she fell ill.  So the good news for Victoria is that she KNOWS she can play with the top players.  She came out and handled this grand slam match with poise and I look to see her do so much better in the upcoming tournaments.

The thing right now is that she needs to get well.  Also, I was proud of the way Serena handled this too.  She totally looked very concerned about Victoria as well and handled her interview with class when asked about Victoria.

So Chris, hang in there.  First Maria is out, now Victoria goes out.   I'm sure you'll have both your favorites back on the tour soon. :))


Yeah if it wasn't for the such sad circumstances Dallas you'd love that picture probably with 2 of your favourites  :) It was so much more upsetting to see it end that way because of how in control Victoria was of the match and the way she was handling herself and beating up on Serena. I just feel completely devastated still with it all, especially for Victoria :crying: :depressed: The confidence and self belief she showed was tremendous and is a huge asset for Victoria to take forward in the upcoming months. She has a huge platform to build on here and she will be so disappointed now because she knew and completely believed she could win this title, but if she carries on this way and improving it will only be a matter of time before her next big chance comes and next time she won't be ill and will take that chance, I'm sure of it.

Serena was extremely concerned for Victoria which was good to see, since I never really have a good thing to say about her but yesterday she was genuinely concerned, not surprising though since even Serena said she was walking that slow that she actually feared she was about to pass out and fall over on the court. Thats why we should just be so glad and thankful that Victoria got off court when she did as it could have been a lot worse. I absolutely hated it though when Victoria was crying- its agonising when I see one of my girls cry  :crying: :depressed:

Its very hard Maria being out and now Victoria :( :depressed: Maybe I'm a bad jinx! After this week you know its pretty much a guarantee that Victoria will be ranked higher than Maria for the first ever time with Maria's Australian points coming off. So Victoria will be around a career high of 12/13 and Maria around 15 I think- so I just so want them both to get back on court soon(Maria still has no set date, Victoria will be Fed Cup in 9 days time and then Thailand and Memphis) and both get into the top 10 and much higher. When they're both fit, healthy and match tough then they'll be many exciting times ahead for both as well as myself  :) Maria and Victoria will do me proud over the next few years I know it  :)
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« Reply #211 on: January 28, 2009, 05:30:05 AM »
Ok so the Australian Open is over for Victoria now :( but an update on her excellent year so far  :)

2009 At A Glance - Singles
Current WTA Rank: 14* Will change on Monday.   
WTA Tournaments Played: 2
WTA Record: 8-1
Hardcourt: 8-1
Clay: 0-0
Carpet: 0-0
Grass: 0-0


Tournaments Won in 2009: Brisbane International

Brisbane International (2)
Jan 5-Jan 11 Hard
First Round- Kateryna Bondarenko W 6-0, 6-2

Second Round- Jarmila Gajdosova W 7-6 (7-4), 7-5 
 
Quarterfinals- Lucie Safarova W 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 
 
Semifinals- Sara Errani W 6-3, 6-1   
 
Final- Marion Bartoli (3) W 6-3, 6-1 :winner: :applause:
 
Australian Open (13)
Jan 19-Feb 1 Hard
First Round Petra Kvitova W 6-2, 6-1 
 
Second Round Tathiana Garbin W 4-1 ret 
 
Third Round Amelie Mauresmo (20) W 6-4, 6-2 
 
Fourth Round Serena Williams (2) L 6-3, 2-4 ret
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« Reply #212 on: January 28, 2009, 05:41:33 AM »
Ok I've got a few pictures of Victoria that I was able to take when I met her in Paris at Roland Garros last June :cloud 9: :shakey:
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« Reply #213 on: January 28, 2009, 05:43:28 AM »
2nd picture
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« Reply #214 on: January 28, 2009, 05:45:37 AM »
3rd one.
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« Reply #215 on: January 28, 2009, 05:47:32 AM »
4th one.
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« Reply #216 on: January 28, 2009, 05:48:43 AM »
5th photo.
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« Reply #217 on: January 28, 2009, 05:52:10 AM »
6th picture.
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« Reply #218 on: January 28, 2009, 05:53:57 AM »
A couple I've had to blow up on the computer so there not as clear as originally.
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« Reply #219 on: January 28, 2009, 05:55:57 AM »
I've got a few others but this is the last one of the ones I'll post up on here from when I met and spoke to Victoria :grind dance: :wub:
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