Not too bad for the first time hitting baseball ????— victoria azarenka (@vika7) December 4, 2018
What you guys think?
Ball was coming I think a bit over 60-65mph
I’m so competitive that now I want to go to practice more and more and so professional I need my own bat and gloves and helmet ???? ???? ???? pic.twitter.com/AxYiYu0YsX
It's a natural sport for tennis players given their stellar hand-eye coordination and comfort swinging at moving balls, so it was expected for the Belarusian to be pretty good instantly. Also notice how she went for the lefty swing, which would feel more like a backhand.
The world No. 51 seems hooked on the age-old American sport, claiming she'll be picking up her own gear next. She's looking to get her 2019 season off to a good start after not really getting off the ground in 2018, finishing with a 17-12 record.