Victoria Azarenka talks about balancing her tennis career with caring for her toddler son
WTA Staff
February 11, 2019

Victoria Azarenka says she thinks that her generation has broken the stereotypes around women in sport - and shown that athletes can have a family as well as a top-class career.

The two-time Grand Slam champion added in an interview with that she hoped that would be one of the legacies she leaves.

"I feel very happy that the stereotype of women in sport has been broken - that you can still have a family and you can still come back and play at a high level," she said.

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Azarenka gave birth to son Leo in December 2016, and says that she loves being a mom.

"I thought that everything was going to be a little bit of a fairytale, and it's not, but it's definitely the best thing that has happened to me," she added.

"It's not easy, but I'm trying to find the balance, and hopefuly I'm trying to be a good example."

The 29-year-old also revealed that although she would love him to take up tennis, she wants Leo to try out lots of different sports as he gets older.

"I believe that tennis is a really amazing sport that teaches you a lot of tools to have in life...there's a lot of qualities that you can definitely benefit from," she said.

"I would love for him to play a lot of sports, to learn different skills...I hope he has an opportunity to explore a lot of different things. That's my goal as a mom, to give him the opportunities to explore and for him to choose afterwards for himself."