Originally written on Tennis Panorama  |  Last updated 9/22/14

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: Victoria Azarenka of Belaru plays a forehand in her third round match against Tathiana Garbin of Italy during day six of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
  Victoria Azarenka (January 19, 2013) No. 1 Victoria Azarenka survived a major challenge from American Jamie Hampton to move into the Round of 16 of the Australian Open 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 on Saturday.   Azarenka cruised to a 5-1 first set lead which Hampton narrowed to 5-4 only to be broken to give Azarenka the first set 6-4.   The second set began with three straight breaks of serve to give Hampton a 2-1 lead. Hampton squandered set points on Azarenka’s serve at 5-3.   At 5-4 and serving for the set Hampton had to call for the trainer for treatment on her lower back. Hampton served out the set 6-4.   In the third set both women held their opening serves and then exchanged breaks for 2-2.   The 63rd ranked Hampton appeared to be in pain a number of times after the medical time out. During the third set she had tears in her eyes.   “Going into the match I was fine,” said Hampton.  “About 4‑2, 4‑3, my back started hurting.  I had back problems.  Hurt my back last year at the French Open p...
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