Australian Open 2021: Awkward moment as Victoria Azarenka gets Aussie Dylan ...

Australian Open 2021: Awkward moment as Victoria Azarenka gets Aussie Dylan ...
Australian Open 2021: Awkward moment as Victoria Azarenka gets Aussie Dylan ...
Awkward moment tennis star Victoria Azarenka gets wheelchair tennis player Dylan Alcott's NAME wrong during glowing live TV tribute Victoria Azarenka hailed wheelchair tennis star Dylan Alcott as inspiration Most fans overlooked she mistakenly called retiring Aussie legend Dylan Scott Australian Open is Alcott's final tournament as he vies for eighth straight title Former Australian Open champ Azarenka in fourth round for first time since 2016

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Tennis star Victoria Azarenka has made an on-camera blunder while paying an otherwise perfect tribute to one of Australia's most successful champions on the court.

The 24th seed hailed retiring wheelchair champion Dylan Alcott as an inspiration after cruising to a straight sets victory against 15th seed Elina Svitolina in the third round of the Australian Open on Friday.

Alcott hopes to win his eighth consecutive Australian Open title at the Melbourne grand slam in what will be his last tournament.

There was just one thing wrong with Azarenka's glowing praise of the 15-time grand slam singles winner during her post-match interview. 

Dylan Alcott (pictured) was hailed as an inspiration by top tennis player Victoria Azarenka

Dylan Alcott (pictured) was hailed as an inspiration by top tennis player Victoria Azarenka

'I just want to give a shout out to Dylan Scott, because he has been my inspiration for a while,' the said.

'I'm so proud how much involvement there is for him in Australia and those guys, the wheelchair tennis, deserve so much recognition. 

'I just hope you guys come out and watch them because they are way better than us. That's just my opinion. 

'And I know it's his last tournament and I can't wait to see what he does next because he's such an amazing personality, what a story,

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