Monday, 20 January 2014

Azarenka's free ticket to week 2

Victoria Azarenka, the second seed, had to defeat Austrian Yvonne Meusberger to reach the fourth round, and the match was the first Rod Laver Arena night match on the first Saturday of the 2014 Aus Open.
Ranked 49, no one, not even her pet dog would have been loyal enough to be saying "you can win this" to her and keep a straight face.  Vika was coming here as the two time defending champion and that should say it all.

The first game saw one point decided through a winning volley from Vika, and all the others either side of this one were errors from the Austrian racquet.
The break was inevitable - Azarenka 1-0
Armed with too much self belief in the second game Azarenka gave Meusberger one more chance than necessary, and the break back occurred.

That was the first and last time that Yvonne would make a difference to the game score in the match.  Totally dominated by a clinical Azarenka, the Austrian just could not string a few points together all match.
Vika, in contrast, could have been blind folded, playing left handed with a stringless racquet and even then Yvonne may still have had the disadvantage.

Azarenka won 6-1 6-0, hitting winners at will from and to all parts of the court, but did not provide any extra information as to how her chances of three Opens in a row stood.

No comments:

Post a Comment