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Venus Williams Thrashes Victoria Azarenka To Set Up Clash Against Serena Williams at WTA Lexington

Venus Williams Thrashes Victoria Azarenka To Set Up Clash Against Serena Williams at WTA Lexington

The top seed in WTA Lexington Serena Williams is through to the next round in the event after dropping a set, and now she awaits the victory Venus Williams vs Victoria Azarenka. The battle between in the multi-time Grand Slam champion Venus and Victoria was one the pop-corn matches part of the tennis’ resumption tour. And 23-time Major champion Serena gets to play her sister Venus, as World Number 67 Williams ousted Azarenka 6-3, 6-2 in Kentucky, USA.

Set one: Superb tennis from Venus Williams!

Venus began with her revamped serve and opened the set, her effortless service motion aided her to be a bit authoritative at the beginning.

Both players were putting up a smooth show until Azarenka came up with a double fault and gifted Williams a 4-2 lead. In thqt game, Victoria was broken to love. After facing a deuce game, Venus cleared the test by backing up the break at 5-2.

After playing some shabby game on her serve, the Belarusian Azarenka made a gutsy hold at 5-3.

Azarenka had the opportunity to avenge her service game loss at 5*-3(30-40) but some brilliant tennis from Venus, wiped out the break point and she went on the seal the set 6-3.

It’s Venus’ party!

Set Two: Easy win for Venus!

Once again, Azarenka’s mistakes in the match prevailed and Venus held the first break of serve at 1-0. Venus continued to be solid on her serves, almost aced at the rate of 180 km/h, and led by 2-0 in the second set. The American ace continued to be flawless with her returns, forehand drive volleys, and with Azareka’s wide forehand Williams led by 3-0.

Thereafter it was one-way traffic and the match was pretty much one-sided as Venus then led by 4-0. Victoria could hold two service games but they weren’t enough to turn around the match.

With this win, Venus will be playing her sister Serena in the next round.

Right after Serena’s win, she said, “I feel like I always play Venus first or second round every tournament. And I always play Vika too.” Indeed, she has played both of them the most in her entire career. She has locked horns with Venus 30 times and 22 times with Victoria. (Source – Jose Morgado)

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