For almost three full months Victoria Azarenka played tennis like a super woman. But Wednesday night at the Sony Ericsson Open Miami the World No. 1 finally ran out of her super powers, losing to Marion Bartoli 63, 63 to end her 26-match winning streak.
“I feel disappointed, sure,” Azarenka said after suffering her first loss of the year. “But, you know, what I’ve done in the last couple of months, I have to be really proud of myself. For sure, you know, I could have maybe played better today, that’s for sure, but I gave it all I had. Physically I was just not able to do anything today. It was just not possible. You know, I’m a human, not a super woman, and I wish I could be but I’m not.
“But, you know, Marion really played really well today, and she deserves the win. What else can I say? I have to look forward. You know, for me this tournament is done. I’m gonna go rest well deserved rest, I think and get ready for the next one. In tennis it’s really good. You have another opportunity to play in few weeks.”
After an exhausting but successful start to 2012, Azarenka hinted that she’ll take some time off to prepare for the clay season.
“I’m going to rest. I don’t know,” Azarenka said. “Probably my next tournament is gonna be Madrid or something like that. I’ll have a good preparation for my clay season, and we’ll see the next tournament.”
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