PRAGUE, October 26 (Online): Victoria Azarenka ended her season after reaching the Ostrava Open final, but she is now facing another tough battle — striking a deal with her son on his Halloween costume.
After losing to compatriot Aryna Sabalenka 6-2, 6-2, Azarenka confessed she had had a “heated argument” with her four-year-old son Leo who insists on being Elsa, the snow queen from the Walt Disney blockbuster “Frozen”.
“He likes to wear different costumes every day… and he’s into Frozen and Paw Patrol now,” said Azarenka.
“I said, how about mommy’s going to be Elsa, and he said, no, I want to be Elsa, and I said, well, Elsa is a girl, and he said, well, I want to be Elsa.”
“So that started to be a heated argument and his dad suggested also that maybe he’ll be Olaf but he didn’t take that lightly, it was a blunt no,” she half-sighed, half-chuckled.
The former world number one and this year’s US Open finalist still has almost a week to strike a deal with Leo, but she knows outstanding diplomatic skills will be required to reach a compromise.
“One Halloween, when we were able to do it together, we were all skeletons so hopefully we’ll figure something out,” she said.