As reported by journalist Ben Rothenberg, Victoria Azarenka plans to return to competition after the Australian Open. The Belarusian player has not committed to the first calendar Grand Slam of the season due to personal reasons.
Azarenka parted ways with her coach Wim Fissette at the end of this season. This also led to doubts about her continuing in the sport. Fissette has now joined Naomi Osaka's team. The Japanese player ended her coaching association with Sasha Bajin.
Bajin, then, joined Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic's team. The partnership lasted just a few months when Baijin abruptly announced he would not be continuing to work with Mladenovic in 2020. Bajin will be working with Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska.
Asked if a commissioner would be good for tennis, Azarenka replied: "I think it's wishful thinking. I think that to be more on the realistic side, you need to try to understand every side and every angle of the structures that have been going on and adjust.
But I'm not going to sit here and say I know everything how to do it right. It's a matter about being open-minded, being proactive, having the best interest and not being selfish, and trying to construct the best solutions, solution-oriented.
I think there should be equality and opportunities. So there is a lot of things that I really if I can bring and try to shake some things up, but I'm not gonna sit here and say I know how to structure everything, but I feel that I learn every day more. Hopefully, one day we can, you know, keep just moving forward and forward and make it better."