Victoria Azarenka is apparently fed up with certain journalists frequently asking players about retirement. Azarenka, who turns 34 in July, suggests there’s no need to ask her about her retirement date, as she’ll be the first to reveal the date she decides it’s time to end her career as a professional tennis player.
«I see a lot of people keep asking about retirement. Once they retire, it’s like, we miss them. Let’s not waste this time before everyone retires to talk about retirement. People will let you know when it’s time. Like really they should do it.» take care of your own business,» Azarenka said, according to Reem Abulleil.
Victoria Azarenka: I see a lot of people keep asking about retirement. Once they retire, it’s like, we miss them. Let’s not waste this time before everyone retires to talk about retirement. People will let you know when it’s time… As if you really should mind your own business.
— Reem Abulleil (@ReemAbulleil) February 20, 2023
Azarenka still has game to compete at the highest level
Azarenka, a two-time Grand Slam champion, reached the semifinal at this year’s Australian Open. En route to reaching her first Grand Slam semifinal since the 2020 US Open, Azarenka notched up some notable victories.
In the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, Azarenka ousted third-seeded Jessica Pegula in straight sets. After pulling off a very remarkable victory over Pegula, Azarenka couldn’t beat Elena Rybakina as the 2022 Wimbledon champion beat the Belarusian 7-6(4) 6-3.
Although Azarenka failed to win the Australian Open, it was a very strong run that showed that she still has the game to compete at the highest level of tennis. After losing to Rybakina, Azarenka refused to be negative, stating that it was simply a day when her game didn’t win.
“I think time is always good medicine. I don’t really dwell on things too much. I feel like I’m in a state of mind where I can be a little more objective. I think what helps me now is not taking it, I did something wrong or I am this or that. I don’t take it personally. It’s just a day my game didn’t win», Azarenka said.