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Defending champion Victoria Azarenka beat injured American Jamie Hampton 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.
Azarenka maintained her streak of advancing to the fourth round of every Grand Slam since the 2011 U.S. Open
The match featured 12 service breaks.
Hampton called for the trainer for treatment on her lower back just before successfully serving for the second set. But she appeared to be in so much pain on a number of occasions during the third that she had tears in her eyes.
The top-ranked Azarenka broke Hampton in the sixth game of the final set, with the American wincing in pain on almost every shot.
Hampton had triple break point in the following game, but couldn't convert and Azarenka clinched the match in the next game.
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Victoria Azarenka has opened the defense of her Australian Open title with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Monica Niculescu of Romania.
Azarenka powered to a 4-0 lead in the opening set over Niculescu, who is winless in singles tournaments on the WTA Tour.
The top-seeded Azarenka was down a service break and trailed 3-0 in the second set before coming back to level the set at 4. She then broke...
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Azarenka’s only challenge in the 55 minute match came in the fourth game of the second set when the Belarusian had to save three break points.
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Defending champion Victoria Azarenka raced through her
second-round match at the Australian Open, beating Eleni Daniilidou
of Greece 6-1, 6-0 in 55 minutes on Thursday.
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