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Azarenka already thinking about 'Golden Slam'

Updated: February 13, 2012, 07:57


Victoria Azarenka of Belarus celebrates winning the first set of the women's final against Li Na of China at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. Azarenka won the match 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

DOHA, Qatar (AP) With the No. 1 ranking and her first major title secured, Victoria Azarenka is already thinking about the "Golden Slam.''

The 22-year-old Belarussian, who won the Australia Open last month, still has a long way to go, but the London Olympics is high on her wish list.

"That's everybody's dream to achieve, but, I mean, it's a very difficult task,'' said Azarenka, who will put her 12-0 record on the line this week at the Qatar Open. "But I definitely am going to have the mentality to try to do that.''

Heading into this week's tournament, Azarenka is preparing to be the player everyone else wants to beat.

"There's going to be extra motivation (for others), but for me it's kind of exciting that every time I have to step on the court I have tougher task to handle,'' she said. "So I worked really hard to be at this position, so, you know, I have to deal with it now.''

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