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Kim Clijsters vs Victoria Azarenka: In theory, this should be a great semifinal match. Both players have been hitting big and accurate all tournament and have done a great job of just hitting their opponents off the court. Each of them beat a very good retriever pretty impressively in their respective quarterfinal matches. Azarenka took [...]
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Victoria Azarenka has beaten defending champion Kim Clijsters 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 Thursday to advance to the Australian Open final.
Azarenka will play in her first Grand Slam final in her 25th major and will take on the winner of Thursday's later semifinal between Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova.
Azarenka, Sharapova or Kvitova will take over the No. 1 ranking vacated by Caroline...
Kim Clijsters called it her "Nadal forehand" and it took her to two match points against Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. The look on her face after she saw that ball explode away for a clear winner was one of total relief, almost to the point of tears.
"Yes, I was happy with the way I hit that one," she replied with a smile. "...
"Everything is shaking, I just want to cry," Victoria Azarenka told the crowd on Rod Laver Arena after she had dethroned defending champion Kim Clijsters 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 Thursday to reach her first Grand Slam final here at the Australian Open.
But, later, having collected herself, the 22-year-old from Belarus said she would remain "humble and focused" as she prepares...
Defending champion: Out. Appointed new heiress of women's tennis: Out. The two players that remain are two of the biggest divas on the tour, Belarusan shrieker Victoria Azarenka and Russian(But really Amercian) mega-shrieker Maria Sharapova. It's shame that the shrieking is the only thing I can think of when they play, because the two semifinals on the women's side last...
Busted Racquet previews and predicts the women's semifinals at the Australian Open.
Victoria Azarenka (3) vs. Kim Clijsters (11), 9:30 p.m. ET
The third-seeded Azarenka was a popular pre-tournament pick despite her lack of Grand Slam pedigree. Up until this week, she had only made one major semifinal and had been ousted before the quarterfinals in six of her last nine Slams...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -With a quick wave and a smile, Kim Clijsters walked out of Rod Laver Arena for probably the last time in her professional career on Thursday, leaving behind a crowd that has come to view her as their own.
Third-seeded Victoria Azarenka became the first player into the semifinals at the Australian Open, beating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-7 (0), 6-0, 6-2 on Tuesday.
Victoria Azarenka reached her first Grand Slam final and staked a claim for the No. 1 ranking when she beat defending champion Kim Clijsters 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 in the Australian Open semifinals on Thursday.
January 16-28, 2012
Results – Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Singles – Quarterfinals
(11) Kim Clijsters (BEL) d. (1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 63 76(4)
(3) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. (8) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 67(0) 60 62
Doubles – Quarterfinals
(6) Mirza/Vesnina (IND/RUS) d. (2) Huber/Raymond (USA/USA) 63 57 76(6)
Caroline Wozniacki lost more than just her Australian Open quarterfinal match against Kim Clijsters. She's also guaranteed to lose the No. 1 ranking she's held for nearly 67 weeks. Yet it may end up being a relief for the 21-year-old Dane, who faced endless scrutiny about not winning a Grand Slam title since rising to the top of the game in October 2010.
MELBOURNE, Australia — Defending champion Kim Clijsters has defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the Australian Open quarterfinals, ensuring Wozniacki will lose the No. 1 ranking.