Victoria Azarenka wants to spend 'every second' with son Leo

Aug 10, 2018, 08:40 IST | A Correspondent

"I train when he sleeps; if that's 10pm or 6am, that's when it is, because I want to optimise my time with him. Taking that one extra hour to yourself to relax or go to the movies is a struggle" Victoria Azarenka said

Victoria Azarenka wants to spend 'every second' with son Leo
Victoria Azarenka

Belarusian tennis star Victoria Azarenka has said that she puts herself second to her son Leo after she became a mother and admitted she finds it tough maintaining her work life balance.

"It's a tough struggle because it's all about him. I put myself second to be able to do that, and then trying to play on a high level isn't easy. I train when he sleeps; if that's 10pm or 6am, that's when it is, because I want to optimise my time with him. Taking that one extra hour to yourself to relax or go to the movies is a struggle because I remember what it's like to have free time. Every second I have, I want to spend it with my son [Leo]," Azarenka told Tennis World USA.

Victoria Azarenka's son Leo
Victoria Azarenka's son Leo

"As much as I'm happy to have and be with my son, it's such a struggle to be able to manage your work and take those hours away from him. For me, I don't want to leave him for one minute. It's very difficult for women when they become mothers. Your body changes, and so does your mind, and you have different priorities. For women, you become very secondary," she added.

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