In the quarterfinals of the tournament held in Melbourne, Australia on the 24th, Azarenka defeated American Jessica Fegula (29, 3rd) 2-0 (6-4, 6-1) after 1 hour and 37 minutes.
Azarenka had no serve ace (0-3) and was behind in her number of successful attacks (17-19), but she defeated Fegula with her patience and concentration to minimize her errors (20-31). . Starting in 2021, Pegula continued her nightmare of taking her knee in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, her third year in a row.
Azarenka is a player with good memories in Australia. She won a total of two majors, reaching the top of the Australian Open for two consecutive years in 2012 and 2013. After that, in 2014 and 2015, he suffered from injuries and disappeared, and in 2017 and 2018, he went through trials off the court for a while, including a custody dispute with his ex-husband. Then, she showed off her strength by reaching the final of the 2020 US Open, finishing runner-up, and ending the year in 13th place.
Azarenka, who is aiming to return to the top of the Australian Open for the first time in 10 years, will face Elena Rivakina (24, Kazakhstan, 25th) on the 26th for the right to advance to the final. 스포츠토토