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“I only have one club left”… From Melbourne, Victoria Azarenka proclaims her love for PSG


Since the start of the Australian Open, the Belarusian tenniswoman, qualified this Tuesday morning for the semi-finals, enters the court with a

A little over a month after his hat-trick with the Blues in the World Cup final which has toured the planet, Kylian Mbappé has been talked about once again beyond the borders of France after having scored the first quintuplet in the history of PSG (and also of his career) this Monday evening against the Pays de Cassel (0-7) in the 32nd finals of the Coupe de France.

Since… Melbourne, the Belarusian tennis champion Victoria Azarenka watched these 5 goals this Tuesday morning before playing and winning her quarter-final of the Australian Open against the American Jessica Pegula (6-4, 6-1 ).

The 33-year-old former world number 1 even entered and left the court wearing a PSG jersey.

A ritual since the start of the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.

"It's just a cool thing, between my son

(aged 6)

and me, she explained after her victory, according to comments reported by L'Equipe.

I like it and he loves it, when he saw it he said to me: Mom you're wearing the Paris jersey!

We have the same, we match, it's kind of our thing.

And when I'm away, it's like a connection.


This passion for football and PSG goes back several years.

“I have always loved football.

I even played it when I was little.

And I transmitted the virus to my son, he loves it, we even play together.

It was I who introduced him to the club, says the champion.

He loves their jersey and all their gear.

And he adores Messi too, of course, like me.

Now that he is playing in Paris, it makes things easier.

I have always supported PSG, but when Messi was at Barcelona, ​​I had to follow them too.


"The Parc des Princes is the best stadium"

The two-time Australian Open winner continues.

“Now it's easier, I only have one club.

It's something that helps me escape and get out of the world of tennis.

I love going to the stadium, it's my favorite thing, and the Parc des Princes is the best stadium, in my opinion.

Even though it's not as big as the others, the atmosphere is crazy.

I took my son and my nephew this year, their eyes were shining with joy.

It makes incredible memories, engraved for life, for them as for me.


Asked about her favorite PSG player, Victoria Azarenka obviously quotes Leo Messi.

But not only.

“My favorite Parisian player was David Beckham.

Today it's Messi.

I have also always liked Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Neymar is very strong.

All these players are amazing!

I like Hakimi a lot, he had a very good World Cup and he has a very good relationship with Mbappé who is really incredible.

It's really nice to see them together, to witness their friendship, it's something I miss a little in tennis.

It's a rather individual sport and sometimes I envy them for having a relationship like this.


Thursday morning French time, the Belarusian will once again enter Melbourne's center court to play for her place in the final against Kazakh Elena Rybakina.

And, in the event of a third success on Saturday at the Australian Open, the Parisian leaders will perhaps offer him the possibility of kicking off a match at the Parc des Princes during this second part of the season.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2023-01-24

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