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Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka reached her 10th semifinal of the season Friday by defeating Petra Martic of Croatia 6-2, 6-2 at the Generali Ladies.
Azarenka won the first 10 points to help build a 4-0 lead before Martic clawed her way back into the match.
The Croat had a break in the second set to level at 2-2 but did not win another game.
Azarenka will next play either Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States or Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania.
Julia Goerges also reached the semifinals after beating Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden 6-1, 6-4.
From 1-1 in the opening set, the fifth-seeded German won seven straight games. Arvidsson broke back to level at 4-4 in the second but then dropped her serve for the fourth time in the match.
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Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka reached the quarterfinals of the Generali Ladies by beating Simona Halep of Romania 6-1, 6-1 on Thursday.
Azarenka dominated play from the baseline and had 20 winners.
Azarenka, who has lost four games in two matches, will next play either Petra Martic of Croatia or Patricia Mayr-Achleitner of Austria.
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