Vika Azarenka (14th WTA) surprised several in the world of tennis with a proposal in the side changes that Denis Shapovalov (14th ATP) had also been making both in Cincinnati and at the US Open: meditation in the breaks of the matches.
In dialogue with ESPNTenis.com, Azarenka explained why she chose to do this practice: “I am trying to find the balance of dealing with some emotions to pause for a second” commented the N ° 1 of the ranking in 2012. Also later added that “I had never proposed to do it before, but now I’m very happy with it “
“Meditation is just quiet. I’ve been through some difficult personal things so I’m just trying to find a balance and it’s been helping,” said the Belarusian, a two-time Australian Open winner.