Victoria Azarenka needs to improve 'everything'

Hampton left the court for treatment on her back, but despite being in obvious pain she held serve for the set, with Azarenka slamming her racquet in frustration.

updated: January 19, 2013 11:44 IST
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Melbourne: Victoria Azarenka admitted on Saturday she needs to improve "everything" to successfully defend her Australian Open title after surviving a scare against injured American Jamie Hampton.

The top-seeded Belarusian came through the match on Rod Laver Arena 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 but it was much tougher than the scoreline suggested against a player who was wincing in pain from a back problem.

The world number one knows she was lucky to get through, and asked what parts of her game she needs to improve, she replied: "Simple: everything.

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