Weight of the streak too much

Updated: March 29, 2012, 1:43 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Like a boxer between rounds, she sat on her changeover chair staring straight ahead, chewing an energy bar and toweling off her forehead.

Heated words of wisdom about fighting spirit passed a few inches from coach Sam Sumyk's rapidly moving mouth to Victoria Azarenka's right ear, which may have been singed in the process.

Two days ago, when Azarenka lost 10 of the first 11 games to Dominika Cibulkova, Sumyk had managed to stop the bleeding. And somehow ...

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