Posted May 07, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Victoria Azarenka lost her temper, broke her racket and argued with the chair umpire in an exit Wednesday from the Madrid Open, where she's been runner-up the past two years. Losing to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the second round ended Azarenka's 18-match winning streak to start the season. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal spoiled Benoit Paire's 24th birthday by sweeping past the Frenchman 6-3, 6-4. The fifth-ranked Nadal's hopes of returning to the top four in time for the French Open were boosted by Novak Djokovic's loss on Tuesday. Azarenka returned after a two-month layoff because of an ankle injury. She double-faulted five times and got in just over half of her first serves. The 24th-ranked Makarova had 60 percent first-serve accuracy. The Belarusian berated Alves after picking up a second code violation for smashing her racket in the third set. ''After all you've done, how are you still in the game?'' Azarenka shouted at th...
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