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Azarenka beats Stosur to reach U.S. Open semis

  • World number one Victoria Azarenka beat defending champion Samantha Stosur on Tuesday to secure a place in the semifinals at the U.S. Open.

    The Australian Open champion Azarenka defeated the seventh-seeded Stosur 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5) at Arthur Ashe Stadium, where rain delayed play for 75 minutes. The Belarusian was leading 3-0 in the first set.

    Azarenka will have to wait to see who she plays next as the Maria Sharapova-Marion Bartoli match was suspended until Wednesday due to rain. Bartoli was leading 4-0 in the first set before play was suspended.