Originally Posted by Down_the_line
Azarenka has had a stellar season leading up to the WTA championships.
Australian Open title
2 Premier Mandatory titles (Indian Wells, Beijing)
1 Premier 5 title (Doha)
Wimbledon semifinal appearance
US Open final appearance
I wonder how she will be judged if she does not defend her lone major in a few months? For example, Kvitova's disasterous failure to defend her Wimbledon title has many questioning her status as one of the "new forces" of the WTA. Azarenka may have enjoyed more "success" at the majors (by reaching the USO final in the same year she won the AO), but she too is a one-major wonder until she proves otherwise.
Will she be questioned if she does not defend next year?