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Tennis Panorama :
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’s match was originally scheduled for Ashe Stadium, but was moved to Louis Armstrong in order for the night session beginning with Maria Sharapova versus Nadia Petrova would begin on time.
“At the beginning of the year, I really believed in myself and had so much passion on the court and I think I’ve found that same belief in this tournament,” said Azarenka. “The pressure is there as the top seed, but I’m just focusing on myself and hope to keep this form for the rest of the way.”
“There were a few things I felt like I could have done better,” Azarenka said of the match in which she hit 24 errors and ...
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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...
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...
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...
Marion Bartoli rallied to upset Petra Kvitova and reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the first time.
The 11th-seeded Frenchwoman won 1-6, 6-2, 6-0 on Sunday. Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, has never made it past the fourth round at Flushing Meadows.
The 2007 Wimbledon runner-up, Bartoli won 12 of the last 13 games and 25 of 32 points in the third set.
There were 12 breaks...