Azarenka, Djokovic Out Of Aussie Open

Two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka is out of the Australian Open after she was beaten in a thrilling quarter-final by Agnieszka Radwanska.
The second seed had won her previous 12 sets against Radwanska but the Pole started superbly, racing into a 5-0 lead before taking the first set.
Azarenka responded to claim the second but the fifth seed hit top form again in the decider to win 6-1 5-7 6-0.
Azarenka’s defeat, the end of an 18-match winning run at Melbourne Park dating back to 2012 – means the top three seeds are out of the women’s draw after Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova were beaten earlier in the tournament.
Radwanska has suffered defeats in the quarter-finals of this event in the last three years, but she set about overturning the odds in style, producing some of the best tennis of her career to dominate from the outset.
Also, Stanislas Wawrinka ended the three-year reign of Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic with a stunning quarter-final victory.
The Swiss eighth seed won 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 9-7 to set up a semi-final against Tomas Berdych, and gain revenge for an epic five-set defeat by Djokovic in the fourth round last year.
-Source: bbc.

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