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Victoria Azarenka - Dominika Cibulková Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
SlovakiaD Cibulková67---
BelarusV Azarenka26---

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  1. - - AZARENKA 2-6 6-7(4) - GAME SET AND MATCH CIBULKOVA! Azarenka goes wide after a brilliant rally from both women and it's match point to the Slovak!!! And another brilliant point as a rally at the net sees backhand sliced volleys galore, Azarenka somehow winning it with a lofted one behind the Slovak! Still match point though. Another rally follows AND CIBULKOVA HAS DONE IT WITH A BRILLIANT ANGLED DRIVE THAT LEAVES THE WORLD NO. 1 FOR DEAD! Stosur or Stephens up next for the Slovak. Chapeau! Women's draw!

  2. - - AZARENKA 2-6 6-6(3-5) - A minibreak for Cibulkova now as she gives Azarenka the runaround! But an awesome serve keeps her honest, Cibulkova on serve now and Azarenka nets! Two points from the win!!

  3. - - AZARENKA 2-6 6-6 - BREAK BACK! Well Azarenka is serving for the set but Cibulkova brings up double break point with a super return. And she takes it as Azarenka's weak serve makes no impact, the return fierce and the next shot long! Tiebreak!!

  4. - - AZARENKA 2-6 6-5 - BREAK! Ha, well double-break point for Azarenka who has woken up it seems, one saved with a fine smash though. But taken at the next point and now Azarenka is serving for the second set. Well then.

  5. - - AZARENKA 2-6 5-5 - Serving to save the match, Azarenka shows why she's world number one with a confident hold to love.

  6. - - AZARENKA 2-6 4-5 - Another hold for Cibulkova and Azarenka serves to stay in the match.

  7. - - AZARENKA 2-6 4-4 - Cibulkova goes long and an easy hold for Azarenka as the Slovak fails to return properly.

  8. - - AZARENKA 2-6 3-4 - BREAK BACK! Was than at 'allez' from Cibulkova after moving 40-30 up? Playing to the crowd are you? Pegged back to deuce as Azarenka attacks the net. Break point now but the Belarus star pumps a forehand long and it's deuce again. She has to break back here. And she has another chance after dictating a rally and passing it wide of a stranded Cibulkova. This is a keeper as they trade points, and a double-fault sees Azarenka break back. Vital.

  9. - - AZARENKA 2-6 2-4 - BREAK!! Another break for Cibulkova, who is now playing the tennis of her life with no response from the Belarusian!

  10. - - AZARENKA 2-6 2-3 - Cibulkova saves a break point with a tasty serve, and has game point after Azarenka puts a strong return too low. It was a weak second serve too, begging for a burying. And the underdog holds as Azarenka nets.

  11. - - AZARENKA 2-6 2-2 - BREAK! Cibulkova with a fizzing return that Azarenka can't match and she is 30-0 up against serve. And now Azarenka goes long so it's three break points! Good serve though, the return netted; but a fine drop shot from Cibulkova sees Azarenka meet it with a lunge before sending the forehand well wide! Break back!

  12. - - AZARENKA 2-6 2-1 - Cibulkova engages Azarenka in a few rallies but is never under threat as she too holds. The world number one still a break to the good in the second set.

  13. - - AZARENKA 2-6 2-0 - Ah but sloppy again from the big lass as she makes a series of error to 15-40. She gets back to deuce though as Cibulkova twice goes long. And the Belarusian holds on to serve in the end to protect that break.

  14. - - AZARENKA 2-6 1-0 - BREAK! That's more like the Vicky we know and love. Utterly dominant against serve to power to an early break.

  15. - - AZARENKA 2-6 - BREAK AND SET! Set point Cibulkova as she outboxes Azarenka on a rally, and taken as a poor shot from the Belarusian lands long! Azarenka having a 'mare at the moment, nowhere near her best.

  16. - - AZARENKA 2-5 - Strong hold from Cibulkova as Azarenka repeatedly finds the mesh with her groundstrokes.

  17. - - AZARENKA 2-4 - BREAK! Two break points for Cibulkova with Azarenka nowhere near on top form, error after error... and a lovely crosscourt drive from the Slovak has the Belarusian scrambling, and she can only net her backhand! Break!

  18. - - AZARENKA 2-3 - Another long one as Azarenka grunts her way to deuce on serve. And a gruelling rally goes the world number one's way as the Slovak nets a forehand, but she can't take her advantage as Cibulkova responds with a powerful drive. Eventually the Belarusian holds as her drive lands beyond the Slovak.

  19. - - AZARENKA 1-2 - Cibulkova manages to follow that with a hold as the Belarusian weakly fires one into the net.

  20. - - AZARENKA 1-1 - BREAK! I always say that a long game is worth it when a break of serve results, but Azarenka is poor on serve as Cibulkova rams a killer return away to break back in quick time!

  21. - - AZARENKA 1-0 - BREAK! An epic, 16-minute opening game finally comes to a conclusion as Cibulkova twice goes long and Azarenka breaks at the first time of asking. Patient from the Belarusian, but that was an error-strewn opening from both women.

  22. - - AZARENKA 0-0 - Some flirtation around deuce, both women going long at times and Azarenka spurning a couple of break points as her mobile opponent sprays about some nice groundstrokes. And a fine forehand pass gives Cibulkova advantage, which she fails to take. She has another chance to hold though as Vicky nets, but she goes long with another unforced error. Still grinding out this opening game, while on the other show-court Nole is 3-0 up already.

  23. - - AZARENKA 0-0 - Slovakia's Cibulkova gets things underway and she races into a 40-0 lead with some accurate serving, although Vicky A powers a nice volley away to pull one back. And the Slovak fluffs a weak forehand into net and it's 40-30. And again she cracks under the slighest pressure from the baseline and it's deuce. And now break point Azarenka as she hustles her opponent at the net before volleying clear. But a backhand to net brings up deuce again. Gruelling game.

  24. - - Both world number ones are in action at the same time - with Djokovic taking on Seppi on Philippe Chatrier, Suzanne Lenglen has Victoria Azarenka against Dominika Cibulkova. This match is on Eurosport 2 and the Player.

Victoria Azarenka

Nationality BLR
Date of Birth 31/07/1989
Height 1.83 m
Weight 66 kg

Dominika Cibulková

Nationality SVK
Date of Birth 06/05/1989
Height 1.6 m
Weight 55 kg

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