Victoria Azarenka, the dazzling return after years of hardship


Victoria Azarenka (here with the PSG jersey), beat Jessica Pegula (3rd) 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday in the quarter-finals. LOREN ELLIOTT/REUTERS

NARRATIVE – Declared fan of PSG, the double winner in 2012 and 2013 qualified for the semi-finals of the Australian Open after a long difficult period.

If Paris SG has still not won a Champions League, it has indeed become a global brand attracting new fans who had probably never heard of it before the arrival of the Qataris… Since the start of the tournament , Victoria Azarenka thus got into the habit of wearing a jersey… from the capital club before and after games. “I’ve been a fan for a long time, I went to see a lot of their meetings. I’ve been supporting them since 2012 and the signing of David Beckham.” The Belarusian sports this jersey, especially for her son, Leo, who according to her “dreams of one day playing for PSG“. “I give him my full support. I want him to realize his dreams.»

Tuesday, in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, Azarenka lived hers. She choked Jessica Pegula, 3e world, an opponent who was nevertheless a favorite after the elimination of Iga Swiatek. Ten years after his second crown in Melbournethe 33-year-old will try on Thursday to find the final…

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