It's a well known fact that Victoria Azarenka likes to listen to some music on her iPod as she comes out on the court for her matches.
"I kind of get in the zone, and that's it. It just makes me feel good. "When I feel good inside, I love to go out there and do the best job as I can. So I choose very carefully,"
But Azarenka was listeninng to something new on Monday as she stepped on to the Rod Laver Arena for her fourth round match against Russian Elena Vesnina. Speaking to reporters after her win over Vesnina, Azarenka said she had been listening to an un-named and unreleased single mixed by GoonRock, who had co-written a number of songs with the now defunct electronic dance music duo LMFAO. Azarenka is often seen these days in the company of LMFAO frontman RedFoo.
"I got the new mix, actually new song. It didn't come out yet. So I have a first hearing of it. It's really good, called Sweet Baby, something like that. I came up with the name (but) I don't think it has a title yet. It's just an amazing mix. It's a remix of an old song.
Azarenka also said she has provided "vocals" to one of RedFoo's new songs
"It's my grunt. I don't take high key or low key there. It's just natural."
How to play from the baseline
The expression “to endure the rally” is about those indeterminate moments of a rally where none of the players is leading.
The ability to endure the rally is fundamental when you play a “long rally”, because it offers you the chance to measure your opponent’s strong points and vulnerabilities, besides letting you position as best as possible for your next offensive shot.