Azarenka already thinking about 'Golden Slam'

Associated Press  |  Last updated February 13, 2012

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: Victoria Azarenka of Belaru plays a forehand in her third round match against Tathiana Garbin of Italy during day six of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
With the No. 1 ranking and her first major title secured, Victoria Azarenka is already thinking about the ''Golden Slam.'' The 22-year-old Belarussian, who won the Australia Open last month, still has a long way to go, but the London Olympics is high on her wish list. ''That's everybody's dream to achieve, but, I mean, it's a very difficult task,'' said Azarenka, who will put her 12-0 record on the line this week at the Qatar Open. ''But I definitely am going to have the mentality to try to do that.'' Heading into this week's tournament, Azarenka is preparing to be the player everyone else wants to beat. ''There's going to be extra motivation (for others), but for me it's kind of exciting that every time I have to step on the court I have tougher task to handle,'' she said. ''So I worked really hard to be at this position, so, you know, I have to deal with it now.''
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