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Former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka overcame a slow start and 10 double-faults Saturday to rally past Frenchwoman Alize Cornet 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 and reach the fourth round of the French Open.
Seeded third, Azarenka advanced despite being broken six times. She blew an easy overhead to lose the first game of the final set, then swept the last six games thanks to relentless baseline play that wore down Cornet.
The center court stands were half-empty for the early match. Crowds will likely be bigger for Azarenka next week, and so will the stakes.
''Center court is something that motivates me every time I walk on court,'' she told the crowd after her victory, ''and I can't wait to be back here.''
Azarenka has won the Australian Open each of the past two years. Roland Garros is the only major tournament where she has yet to reach the semifinal.
Cornet, seeded 31st, stumbled and fell at the start of the second set and was slow to rise. She appeared unhurt bu...
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Victoria Azarenka waited until the fourth day of the French Open
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(May 29, 2013) No. 3 seed Victoria Azarenka finally completed her first match on the fourth day of the French Open. Rain washed out her match on Tuesday. The two-time Australian Open champion defeated Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-1, 6-4. “I felt like I’m one of the last ones to start,” said the Belarusian of [...]
ROLAND GARROS Paris, France May 26-June 9, 2013 Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Thursday, May 30, 2013 Women’s Singles – Second Round (3) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. Annika Beck (GER) 64 63 Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) d. (6) Li Na (CHN) 57 63 62 (7) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Peng Shuai (CHN) 64 63 (9) Samantha [...]
2012 girls’ champion Annika Beck gave Victoria Azarenka all she could handle in the second round of Roland Garros on Thursday.
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While Yeshayahu Ginsburg focuses his spotlight on the marquee clash between Novak Djokovic and Grigor Dimitrov, this article focuses on nine other matches to watch as the first week concludes in Paris.
Alize Cornet vs. Victoria Azarenka: The champion in Strasbourg last week, Cornet has won seven straight matches in her home...