Victoria Azarenka blames focus as three-peat goes begging

Defending champion Victoria Azarenka was brought down by fifth seed Agnieszka Radwansa in the quarterfinal.

updated: January 22, 2014 12:13 IST
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Melbourne: Defending champion Victoria Azarenka admitted on Wednesday she lacked focus after blowing a golden opportunity to win her third straight Australian Open when she was bundled out in the quarter-finals.

The second seed, who won the last two tournaments at Melbourne Park, made 47 unforced errors as her game was taken apart by aggressive fifth seed Agnieszka Radwansa in another big tournament upset.

The Pole came through 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 to end the Belarusian's 18-match Australian Open winning streak -- and the world number two said the defeat hurt.

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