Victoria Azarenka fights to `Pinish` at US Open

 Victoria Azarenka added a new word to the tennis lexicon Saturday after her US Open win against Agelique Kerber -- `Pinish.`

AFP| Last Updated: Sep 06, 2015, 08:22 AM IST
Victoria Azarenka fights to `Pinish` at US Open

New York: Victoria Azarenka added a new word to the tennis lexicon Saturday after her US Open win against Agelique Kerber -- `Pinish.`

The two-time runner-up won a third-round thriller 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 on a sixth match point, having trailed 2-5 in the first set.

During changeovers in the Arthur Ashe Stadium contest, the 20th-seeded Belarusian was spotted consulting a series of motivational, self-help tips.

When asked to reveal one, she said, `Pinish.`

"It was my coach`s idea -- it`s a combination of `punish` and `finish,`" said Azarenka, who is coached by Sascha Bajin, the former longtime hitting partner of Serena Williams.