Australian Open: Victoria Azarenka shrugs off Serena Williams favourite tag

World number two Victoria Azarenka though acknowledges that Serena Williams was in some of the best form of her life and would be hard to beat.

updated: January 12, 2014 13:40 IST
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Melbourne: Defending champion Victoria Azarenka on Sunday insisted she doesn't care that Serena Williams is seen as favourite to win the Australian Open and indicated her motivation was high to beat the world number one. (Click here for latest on Australian Open)

Williams has been in sparkling form, losing just five matches last year and beating Azarenka in the final of the warm-up Brisbane International tournament this month. It has seen her installed as firm favourite to dethrone Azarenka and claim a sixth Australian Open title, her first since 2010. (Also read: I can knock off Rafa, Djoko, says Federer)

"I don't really care about it, honestly. I never cared about it," the Belarusian told reporters, when asked if it bothered her that Williams was considered as the main title contender.

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