US Open: Victoria Azarenka beats Ana Ivanovic, advances to quarter-finals

Two-time reigning Australian Open champion Azarenka, who lost to Serena Williams in last year's US Open final, will play for a berth in the semi-finals against Slovakia's 48th-ranked Daniela Hantuchova, with whom she has split four career meetings.

updated: September 03, 2013 23:53 IST
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New York: Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka advanced to the US Open quarter-finals on Tuesday, beating Serbian 13th seed Ana Ivanovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a match postponed from Monday due to rain.

The 24-year-old second seed from Belarus took advantage of Ivanovic's 42 unforced errors and broke the former world number one nine times in the match, winning despite surrendering seven breaks herself and hitting just 21 winners.

Ivanovic had fired 15 forehand winners before Azarenka managed her first.

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