Azarenka advances to 4th round at Australian Open

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 18, 2013 at 8:30 pm •  Published: January 18, 2013
Advertisement
;

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Victoria Azarenka beat injured American Jamie Hampton 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.

Azarenka maintained her streak of advancing to the fourth round of every Grand Slam since the 2011 U.S. Open

The match featured 12 service breaks.

Hampton called for the trainer for treatment on her lower back just before successfully serving for the second set. But she appeared to be in so much pain on a number of occasions during the third that she had tears in her eyes.

The top-ranked Azarenka broke Hampton in the sixth game of the final set, with the American wincing in pain on almost every shot.

Hampton had triple break point in the following game, but couldn't convert and Azarenka clinched the match in the next game.



Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Joe Paterno's son Jay sues Penn State for 'improper termination'
  2. 2
    Former Dallas Cowboys running back Robert Newhouse dead at 64
  3. 3
    Oklahoma man gets consecutive 20-year terms for rapes of intellectually challenged classmates
  4. 4
    Angels won't cap former OU pitcher Garrett Richards' innings
  5. 5
    McDonald's Allegedly Fires Mom Whose Daughter Played Outside While She Worked
+ show more