Found September 04, 2012 on Tennis Panorama :
  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 opportunity, you know, to provoke mistakes.  Even though there were mistakes, but there was provoking them, you know, coming in and playing big shots.  I think that the quality of tennis was really high, and it was tense because it could go either way.  But, you know, it was like breaks but still, you know, somebody ‑‑ like me or Sam we would come back strong and play that next game, be really, you know, determined and motivated even though you lost the game before.” “She never gives up,” Stosur said.  “She fights very hard every single match she plays and she does it very well.  That’s probably part of the reason

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