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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27: Victoria Azarenka of Belarus plays a backhand in her quarterfinal match against Serena Williams of the United States of America during day ten of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Victoria Azarenka started celebrating, then suddenly did a double-take to ask her coach, "What happened?" The answer: She had just produced one of the most lopsided Australian Open final victories to capture a Grand Slam title and the No. 1 ranking for the first time. Azarenka routed three-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-0 in 1 hour, 22 minutes on Saturday night, winning 12 of the last 13 games after dropping her first service game and falling behind 2-0. "It's a dream come true," Azarenka said. "I have been dreaming and working so hard to win...
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