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Azarenka crushes Ivanovic

2012-07-02 19:24

London - Second seed Victoria Azarenka crushed Ana Ivanovic 6-1 6-0 in just over an hour to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday.

Belarussian Azarenka completely outclassed the former French Open champion, seeded 14th, moving her relentlessly around the court with a succession of accurate and powerful groundstrokes.

Azarenka's main problem in the second set was a pigeon trapped under the Centre Court roof but she calmly removed a few feathers which fluttered on to the playing surface before resuming her impressive performance that included only six unforced errors.

The Australian Open champion sealed victory when Serb Ivanovic netted a backhand and will play Austrian Tamira Paszek in the last eight.

Reuters