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Serena Williams vs. Victoria Azarenka in Brisbane International 2013

Friday, January 4th, 2013 at 2:33 am , filed under Other Tournaments by

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15-time singles Grand Slam champion Serena Williams will battle against World no. 1 Victoria Azarenka semi finals at the 2013 Brisbane International on Friday 4th January at 09:05 GMT, being played here on outdoor hard courts at the Queensland Tennis Centre in Tennyson.

World No. 3 Serena has outlasted her fellow country mate Sloane Stephens in quarter final in two sets with a 6-4, 6-3, while defeated Alize Cornet of France in second round with a 6-2, 6-2 score line. American tennis great said she must win the Brisbane International title to increase her confidence before heading into the Australian Open.

23-year-old Victoria Azarenka has reached Brisbane International semi final, where she has defeated Ksenia Pervak in quarter in successive sets with a 6-1, 6-0 score line. She also thrashed German star Sabine Lisicki in two sets with a 6-3, 6-3 score line.

Both the players are meeting for the 12th time in their tennis career, where Serena leads with a 11-1 win loss head-to-head record against Azarenka. The pair last meet at the 2012 Istanbul round robin match and Serena won the match in straight sets with a 6-4, 6-4 score line. As per the predictions, Serena is having little edge to win the semi finals and secure place in the Brisbane International finals.

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