London, Sept. 10 - World number two Simona Halep reached the US Open semi-finals for the first time in her career after defeating Victoria Azarenka in thrilling three sets at Flushing Meadows.
The 23-year-old Romanian overcame 20th seed Azarenka 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in a rain-interrupted battling contest that lasted two hours and 40 minutes, the Guardian reported.
Although Halep clinched the first set with ease, two-time US Open finalist Azarenka wrestled her way back into the game to secure the next set and maintain a 2-1 lead in the decider before rain stopped the play.
Sydney, Dec 30 - Belarussian tennis ace Victoria Azarenka apparently seems to be involved in an Instagram hook-up with Australian teen sensation Thanasi Kokkinakis.
The former world number one female tennis player followed the 18-year-old tennis sensation on Instagram and Kokkinakis obliged by returning the favour and following Azarenka, who is seven years his elder, right back.
Kokkinakis claimed that he thought it wouldn't be polite if he didn't follow back, adding that straight away Azarenka followed him on Twitter and sent him a message, News. com. au reported.
Wellington, Sep 02 - Two-times Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka came from a set behind against inspired qualifier Aleksandra Krunic to beat the Serb 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Monday to advance to the US Open quarterfinals.
Johannesburg, June 24 - Former French Open champion Li Na and former world number one Victoria Azarenka have defeated Polish qualifier Paula Kania 7-5, 6-2 and Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-3 7-5
Sydney, Jan 21 : Swiss legend Martina Hingis has backed defending Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka to reprise her 'threepeat' feat at the first Grand Slam of the year.
Melbourne, Jan 20 : World No. 1 Rafael Nadal overcame strong opposition from Japan's 16th seed Kei Nishikori to book his place in the quarter-finals.
The top seed won 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 7-6 (7-3) against Nishikori.
Johannesburg, Jan 18 : World No. 2 Victoria Azarenka has reportedly revealed that her grandmother chose her name, overruling her parents' decision to name her something else.
Melbourne Jan 14 : Victoria Azarenka began her bid for a third consecutive Australian Open title with a 7-6 (2), 6-2 win over Johanna Larsson on Tuesday at Melbourne Park .
Sydney, Jan 13 - Defending Australian Open's women champion Victoria Azarenka is reportedly unfazed by speculation that her defence of the title will falter in the face of the Serena Williams 'juggernaut'.
Minsk (Belarus), Jan 10 - After victory at the first tournament of the new season, the Brisbane International, Belarusian Victoria Azarenka has retained second place in the WTA rankings.
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