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Star’s wacky response to reporter’s question

Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka has hit reporters with a bizarre response in her post-match press conference, after crashing out of the Grand Slam in the first round.

The former world No.1 Belarusian needed two medical timeouts during her clash with American Jessica Pegula en route to a 7-5, 6-4 loss.

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Azarenka, had been one of 72 Australian Open contestants thrown into a hard two-week hotel quarantine in Melbourne, used an inhaler in her first-round match.

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And when asked about the medical problems she had faced in the fixture, she snapped.

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“I don’t really know why we’re getting asked about medical conditions,” Azarenka said.

“It shouldn’t be a mandatory requirement for people to talk about their health issues.

“I think that should be changed, unless players do want to talk about that. I feel … a new and adjusted rule should be in place.”

Azarenka is now the second former major champion to have lost in the first round of the Australian Open, after German Angelique Kerba fell to American Bernarda Pera 6-0, 6-4.

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