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Makarova beats Azarenka to reach US Open semis

Posted on Sep 04 2014 | IANS

New York, Sep 4 : Ekaterina Makarova of Russia moved into the US Open semi-finals after beating 16th-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-4, 6-2 here.

Wednesday night was the first time Makarova entered a Grand Slam singles semi-final, reports Xinhua.

Holding two Grand Slam titles, former World No.1 Azarenka seemed to be the favourite, but Makarova put in a determined performance to leave her opponent shell-shocked.

"I played so many times with Vika, she beat me and I beat her," said Makarova after the match, "So, today was a tough one, and I'm really happy that I came through."

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