Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Azarenka rolls into the semifinals in Miami

Victoria Azarenka is a name one enjoys saying, and that's a good thing, because there is every reason to believe that we will be saying it a lot in the future. She could do nothing wrong tonight in her quarterfinal match against Samantha Stosur. Stosur, for her part, could do very little right. Her greatest strength--her serve--let her down again and again. Stosur has one of the better second serves on the tour, but it was nowhere to be found tonight. Her shot selection was off, and she even had trouble setting up her volleys. This particular study in contrasts was not very enjoyable to watch, as both players worked to defeat Stosur, who did not hold her serve one time. Azarenka's 6-1, 6-0 win took her under an hour to accomplish.

Azarenka will play Svetlana Kuznetsova in the semifinals.

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