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Azarenka upsets top-seeded Camerin at Tashkent Open

Azarenka upsets top-seeded Camerin at Tashkent Open

Belarus teenager Victoria Azarenka upset top-seeded Maria Elena Camerin of Italy 6-0, 6-1 on Friday to advance to the Tashkent Open semifinals.
Azarenka, 17, won 10 consecutive games before Camerin held her only service game in the 54-minute match.
"I didn't expect her (Azarenka) to play so well," said Camerin. "She served really well today and was quick to foresee my shots."
In other quarterfinals, Russian No. 6 Olga Poutchkova rallied to beat third-seeded Sania Mirza of India 6-4, 4-6, 6-0, while 2004 Olympic doubles champion Sun Tiantian of China eliminated eighth-seeded Russian Anastassia Rodionova 6-1, 6-3.
Wild card and local favorite Iroda Tulyaganova reached the final four with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine.
Poutchkova led 4-0 in the second set before Mirza won six consecutive games to force the decider. Mirza's relief was short lived as she went on to lose the third set at love.
"I cannot explain what happened," said Mirza, who became the first Indian to claim a WTA title when she won the 2005 Hyderabad Open. "Definitely it wasn't my best match."


Updated : 2020-12-04 22:40 GMT+08:00