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Who does Azarenka support in US presidential race?

This week, millions of women in Belarus received congratulations on Mother's Day. We met that day with a woman who is only preparing to become a mother and who, thanks to her mother, made tennis her choice for the entire life. So, today with us is Victoria Azarenka.

Is it true when women say that there are two alternatives: either a family or career?

Victoria Azarenka, Olympic champion:
I think that it is possible to combine those things. Since sport and motherhood can be combined, this has been proven many times. And very successfully.

Increasingly, your colleagues in the world, in Belarus and Russia, are becoming politicians. Nikolai Valuev is now in the State Duma. We also have athletes in the House of Representatives. Why is this happening? Don't you want to go into politics?

Victoria Azarenko:
Not yet. I think the role of public people is to be an example, especially if you believe in what you say. I think it is possible to achieve this without politics, using your influence.

Women and politics... Is this trend typical for other countries?

Victoria Azarenko:
I think if you compare the presidential election in America, it is very topical issue.

Are you keeping an eye on it?

Victoria Azarenko:
Sure. I received a task to compare the economic plans of Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Who do you support?

Victoria Azarenko:
I think they want to elect a person who will do less harm. It is therefore very difficult to compare. For now I've not seen any problem-solving in the presidential debates. They are simply talking to each other.

Coubertin said that cliché: sport lies outside of politics. In my opinion, now it is not true.

Victoria Azarenko:
I think politics is everywhere: in sport, life, medicine, and so on.

Your eternal rival - Serena Williams - was accused of taking performance-enhancing drugs. How do you react to this scandal?

Victoria Azarenko:
I don't quite get what she violated. In fact, by that time she was not breaking any rules. But there are some situations in which some are allowed to do something while others are not.

And, to be honest, would you support Mr. Fomochkin, who, at the opening of the Paralympic Games, wearing the official uniform of the Belarusian Ministry of Sports, raised the Russian flag in solidarity with the Russian Paralympians, who were suspended from participation?

Victoria Azarenko:
You know, it's very difficult to judge, especially with the case of Paralympic Games. Many athletes were allowed to take part in the Paralympics. I think these people have worked all their life to get this chance - to compete there - and it is very unfair if someone else suffers because of other people's mistakes. I don't know what support he wanted to show but I think he did what he wanted. I don't know how I would act in this situation.

Do not you think that sport was cleaner a few decades ago?

Victoria Azarenko:
I do not know.

Do you feel comfortable in today's sport?

Victoria Azarenko:
I feel comfortable because I look mostly at myself and am responsible for my actions. Therefore, I have nothing to be ashamed of, nothing to fear. I am proud of what I have achieved and the way that I've done it.

And do you expect that your genes, your talent will be shared with your child?

Victoria Azarenko:
I do hope so! Still, I think some genes must have their influence. I do not know which exactly influence... but we'll see.

Actually, I would like my child to have a choice. so that he or she can choose among many things. I have always considered myself a very happy child, because my mom never wanted to live my life in her own dreams, if I may say so. She always wanted me to be better than she is.

Who does Azarenka support in US presidential race?