Azarenka wants more help for tennis mothers

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Victoria Azarenka has called on WTA chiefs to provide more support for players who return to the tour after having children.

Azarenka stepped up her bid to become the first mother to win Wimbledon in 37 years as the former world number one defeated Russian 15th seed Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-3 in the second round on Wednesday.

In her first Grand Slam since taking a year off to have her first child in December, the 27-year-old Belarusian hopes to become the first mother to lift the Wimbledon women's singles trophy since Evonne Goolagong in 1980.

But she believes it is time the women's tour provided more on-site facilities for players with children, pointing out that the ATP has nurseries at their tournaments for dads who bring along their kids.

"Yeah, I hope that's the case. I have been already talking about this point to some of the people in WTA," Azarenka said.

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