Henman lauds 'amazing' transformation round to round by Azarenka: "Less pressure and expectation and she played a brilliant match"

Tim Henman praised Victoria Azarenka for what she's been able to do this year at the Australian Open including playing better with every match.

Victoria Azarenka is playing really strong tennis at the Australian Open and their level has been increasing with every match. It was fascinating to see and Eurosport analyst Tim Henman agrees as he lauded her transformation from match to match en route to the semi-finals:

"To me, it’s amazing, the transformation from the previous round for Azarenka. We saw her play at night against Zhu and in the third set, the level of tennis had dropped. There were six breaks of serve in the first six games. But we always talk about finding a way to win."

Henman continued:

“Azarenka had that experience, she didn’t play well [in her previous match] but she got over the line. Today was a new day. She comes out, here’s probably less pressure and expectation, and she played a brilliant match, beating the form player and only losing five games.”

Azarenka stunned many by beating Pegula and she was fabulous in that match. Her only two grand slam wins came at the Australian Open and it's been ten years since then.

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