Mommy Played Awesome

Victoria Azarenka is on cruise control at this week's Australian Open. She's dropped a total of nine games in her first three rounds and in her most recent matchup against Elina Svitolina she put on a 67-minute masterclass. Her 6-0, 6-2 win ups her spotless head-to-head record against the Ukrainian to 5-0.

According to her five-year-old son, Leo she did a great job out on Rod Laver Arena on Friday. He sat on his mom's lap during her press conference following the seamless victory and even answered one reporter's question.

"Leo, how did mommy play today?" the reporter asked.

"Awesome," Leo quickly responded with a smile.


The mother-and-son duo rocked their shades during the presser and if there was a moment of the day or even year, the two would have been a top nominee. Having little Leo alongside her in Australia is a privilege for the world No. 25 and she embraces all the warm moments like Friday's presser. Although she admits being a parent is far from easy, it's also priceless.

"It's definitely not a distraction, I will never say that," she told press. "Being a parent is not easy. He's full of personality. I don't know where he gets it from obviously (laughter). But I always feel privileged that I'm able to have him here. These kind of moments are really priceless for me.

"To be able for me to share that with my son is pretty incredible."

The two-time Australian Open champion is set to face last year's Roland Garros winner Barbora Krejčíková for a spot in the quarterfinals. The last time these two squared off was back in 2020 at the Ostrava Open. Azarenka pulled off a three-set win over the Czech and went on to claim the WTA 500 event.