Though Victoria Azarenka lost to Naomi Osaka in the finals of the US Open, she still wants to play more finals against the Japanese star. Additionally, this was the first US Open final in the last seven years. And the former world number one was at her best when she was one set and break up ahead in the match.
However, Osaka made an incredible comeback and she finally won the match by 1-6, 6-3, and 6-3.
After the match, Azarenka said emotionally, “I thought the third time was the charm but I guess I am going to have to try again.” She also congratulated her opponent and winner of the US Open 2020, Naomi Osaka. She said, “Congratulations to Naomi. I hope we can meet in some more finals again.”
In addition to this, Azarenka also thanked all her supporters and her whole team. She said, “I want to thank all the people who came at such difficult times and made this tournament possible. I want to thank my team for believing in me. It has been a long road coming here.”
“I Was Close, But It Didn’t Go My Way”- Azarenka
Besides, even after the defeat, the Belarusian star wants to fight for more wins and Grand Slams titles. She said, “I am not necessarily disappointed. It is just painful to lose. That is what it is. I was close. But it didn’t go my way.”
Moreover, the 2-times Grand Slam winner enjoyed her fairytale journey to the finals of the tournament. The former world number one went into the tournament unseeded. And to reach the finals was just enough for Azarenka.
“I had a great two weeks. I enjoyed myself. And I did everything I could today”, the two times Australian Open said.
After the match, she said, “I feel that I enjoyed more the way I am on the court. Not necessarily focused on the result, but focusing on my progress, being in the moment, embracing the tough moments, tough challenges.”