Victoria Azarenka will not compete in the Wimbledon mixed doubles draw this year. The Belarusian player was asked the reasons behind it during a press conference. "Well, Andy Murray didn’t ask me to play! Kind of p***ed about that," laughed Azarenka.
"Actually, no, that’s okay. I was hoping with the success what I did with Jamie last year I was going to be honoured to get asked, but whatever. No, I mean, last year was fun, because for me, at that time of my career it was important to get just any matches: singles, doubles, mixed doubles.
It was important to be on the court and to get the practice and to have that competitive spirit and competitive, again, like, opportunities. So it was definitely good for me to play as many matches. I don’t know how much it helped me to play this year in terms of, like, grass court tennis, but it definitely helped me a lot at that stage of my career.
It's going to be a tough, tough, tough one to beat them, you know. They both take it seriously. But I feel like it’s going to be just a pleasure for people to watch. You know, it’s going to be historic. So I’ll be definitely watching, as well." Azarenka defeated Alja Tomljanovic in the second round and will face Simona Halep next.