Serena Williams said Lance Armstrong let all athletes down by doping and lying about it for so long, while Victoria Azarenka said the disgraced cyclist “deserves everything he gets.”
“I think a lot of people now look and are like, ‘OK, if somebody (is) that great, what about everyone else in every other sport?’” Williams said.
“As an athlete, as someone that works really, really hard since I was four or three, I think it’s a sad day for all athletes in general. Overall it’s even more disappointing for the people that were adversely affected through everything. You can only just hope for the best for them.”
Azeranka said “everybody works so hard to be the best.”
“You cannot be a hero in the end of the day,” Azeranka said.” You cannot lie. You cannot cheat. Everybody works so hard to be the best, and you have to respect that.”