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Azarenka outlasts Stosur at US Open

Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka was pushed to the limit by defending champion Sam Stosur before winning in a third-set tiebreaker at the U.S. Open quarterfinals. Azarenka eked out a 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (5) victory on Tuesday in 2 hours, 23 minutes - not including an early 76-minute rain delay. She had never lost even a set to the Australian in six previous meetings, but Stosur rallied time...

Azarenka, Bartoli Advance at US Open

  FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Top seed Victoria Azarenka, rocked the court on Sunday, along with her post-match news conference. After defeating No. 74 Anna Tatishvili, the World No. 1 from Belarus pulled a day-glo RED Foo from LMFAO up with her to her news conference. The Party Rock singer opened and drank the Evian water left for Azarenka as if there was nothing unusual about it...

Azarenka ousts Stosur to reach semis

Sam Stosur clung doggedly and often brilliantly to the US Open crown she won in such stunning fashion over Serena Williams here last year but, after 2 hours, 23 minutes of top-class tennis, it was clawed from her grasp by the current world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (5). When Stosur put away a smash to reach 5-5 in the deciding tiebreak, she still thought she...

US Open Women’s Semifinals Preview

Maria Sharapova vs Victoria Azarenka: If you wanted a blockbuster quarterfinal as soon as the draw was released, then this is the match you were looking for. Both of these women have been World #1 at some point this year. Both have won a Slam this year. And in what might be an important stat, neither has beaten Serena Williams yet this year (Sharapova is 0-2 and Azarenka 0-3). Both...

US Open Women’s Quarterfinals Preview

Victoria Azarenka vs Samantha Stosur: Of the 4 quarterfinal matches, this one is the biggest-though not by much. All 4 quarterfinal matches are actually quite compelling. But this one pits the defending US Open champion against the current World #1. Both play power games, though Stosur’s is based a lot more on spins and getting bite on the ball while Azarenka is more of a pure...

Azarenka Battles Past Stosur to Gain First US Open Semifinal

  FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY -  No. 1 Victoria Azarenka edged out defending champion Samantha Stosur 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (5) in 2 hours, 23 minutes on Tuesday to move into her first US Open semifinal. “She really pushed me,“Azarenka said of Stosur. “We fought really hard.  I felt like there wasn’t something, you know, somebody was missing.  It was always somebody had to grab the...

U.S. Open Head-to-Heads

Women's Semifinals Friday No. 1 Victoria Azarenka vs. No. 3 Maria Sharapova Azarenka leads 5-4 2007 Moscow, carpet-indoor, R16, Azarenka, 7-6 (9), 6-2. 2009 Los Angeles, hard-outdoor, R32, Sharapova, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2. 2009 Beijing, hard-outdoor, R32, Sharapova, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 7-5. 2010 Stanford, hard-outdoor, F, Azarenka, 6-4, 6-1. 2011 Miami, hard-outdoor, F, Azarenka, 6...

Azarenka, Sharapova and Errani/Vinci first to qualify for TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships

NEW YORK, NY, USA – The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced today that World No.1 Victoria Azarenka, four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova and the top doubles team of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci are the first players to qualify for this year’s TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships, which will be staged at the Sinan Erdem Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. The WTA’s...

Where We Stand: The Women

Rain is poised to wreak havoc on the second week of the US Open, as prolonged showers disrupted play today and promise to do so again tomorrow. One quarterfinal match was completed, one was suspended after four games, and the two others were moved to Wednesday's slate.  Victoria Azarenka d. Samantha Stosur 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(5): This blockbuster match lasted nearly two and a half...
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