Australian Open: Victoria Azarenka cruises into fourth round

Victoria Azarenka crushed unseeded Yvonne Meusburger 6-1, 6-0 in a third-round to set up pre-quarters clash with last year's semifinalist Sloane Stephens.

updated: January 18, 2014 17:33 IST
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Melbourne: Two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka made it all look routine Saturday in defeating unseeded Yvonne Meusburger 6-1, 6-0 in a third-round match at the Australian Open. (Click here for latest on Australian Open)

Azarenka broke Meusburger's serve twice in the first four games and was rarely troubled in exactly one hour to advance to a fourth-round match against American Sloane Stephens.

Last year, Azarenka beat Stephens in the semifinals at Melbourne Park under acrimonious circumstances when Azarenka took a questionable medical time out while trailing Stephens. When Azarenka returned, she broke Stephens' serve and went on to win the match.

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