Azarenka's juggling act
Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka is back into the Roland-Garros second week for the first time since her semi-final run here in 2013.
The former world No.1 is rising through the gears on court as she brushed aside Madison Keys 6-2, 6-2.
During her on-court interview, the Belarusian was put on the spot by Fabrice Santoro, who pointed out that Azarenka’s entire team, sat courtside in her box, hails from France. Santoro asked if Azarenka could say a few words in French and whether she has picked up much of the language from her coaching staff.
“Un petit peut! Je progresse,” said Azarenka into the microphone, before switching back to English.
“In front of the crowd it’s too difficult. I try to understand, I try to ask, to speak a little bit of French with my team, but I’m trying to learn two languages at the same time and I’m not sure it’s really working for me.”
Azarenka, who faces No.31 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the last 16, is apparently trying to learn Spanish as well.