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Victoria Azarenka - Kirsten Flipkens Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
BelarusV Azarenka66---
BelgiumK Flipkens22---

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  1. - AZARENKA 6-2 6-2 – GAME SET MATCH! Azarenka reads a crosscourt drop shot to win the opening point and Flipkens then volleys long. The Belgian blasts a forehand winner but a big serve gives Azarenka two match points and she takes it on the first with a wicked body serve that catches Flipkens near her neck. A gallant effort form the qualifier though. Azarenka will now play Zheng Jie. Women's draw

  2. - AZARENKA 6-2 5-2 – BREAK! A crushing forehand winner pulls Flipkens back to 30-30. Azarenka hits long but Flipkens nets twice to concede break point. She saves the first but can’t control a big forehand and the top seed will serve for the match.

  3. - AZARENKA 6-2 4-2 – Another quickfire game for Azarenka who closes it out with a slice onto the baseline.

  4. - AZARENKA 6-2 3-2 – BREAK! Flipkens in deep trouble at 0-40 as she struggles to find her first serve and she nets to concede a vital break.

  5. - AZARENKA 6-2 2-2 – Flipkens hits a fantastic forehand winner to win the opening point but hits a backhand long in going for another winner. The Belgian hits a fantastic drop volley winner to give her hope of a break and a big return nets her two break points. She hits long to waste the first then nets a return. A brilliant pass from Azarenka off a great slice approach and a nice drop volley of her own gets Azarenka out of jail.

  6. - AZARENKA 6-2 1-2 – Flipkens charges the net and is passed brilliantly. She gets on terms with a great lob and Azarenka hits a backhand just wide to give the Belgian a game point. Azarenka pulls the game back to deuce but Flipkens digs deep to hold with a good, deep serve. The qualifier still fighting out there.

  7. - AZARENKA 6-2 1-1 – Another huge forehand winner moves Azarenka to 40-0 and the Belgian then hits long.

  8. - AZARENKA 6-2 0-1 – A tenth unforced error followed by a first ace gets the Belgian to 40-15 and Azarenka hits long to get Flipkens on the scoreboard in the second set.

  9. - AZARENKA 6-2 – SET! Azarenka takes the set in just 27 minutes as Flipkens nets a backhand slice.

  10. - AZARENKA 5-2 – BREAK! Flipkens is in trouble again at 30-40 but Azarenka pushes a volley long to the Belgian’s relief. A big return sets up another break point and a trademark forehand secures the second break and surely the set is over now.

  11. - AZARENKA 4-2 – Flipkens hits wide and is unsuccessful with her challenge on the opening point. Another errant Flipkens forehand and Azarenka winner puts the top seed further ahead and she closes out the game with a bog forehand into the corner.

  12. - AZARENKA 3-2 – Flipkens starts with two big serves to race to 30-0 and she rounds off a quick game with another nice serve out wide to hold to 15.

  13. - AZARENKA 3-1 – Flipkens hits a forehand well long as the cracks begin to appear but a lovely drop volley brings her on terms at 15-15. The top seed nails a backhand winner but nets successive backhands to concede a break point but Azarenka comes through to maintain her lead.

  14. - AZARENKA 2-1 – BREAK! Azarenka opens with a heavy forehand but Flipkens gets back on terms with a good first serve. A Flipkens double fault and netted backhand concedes two break points and a further double gives away the early break.

  15. - AZARENKA 0-1 - Flipkens nets a backhand slice but nails a superb backhand pass to win her opening point. Azarenka then hits long and a lovely angled forehand winner gives the Belgian two game points. Azarenka hits a return long as Flipkens gets off the mark. That will do her confidence a world of good.

  16. - AZARENKA 0-1 - Flipkens nets a backhand slice but nails a superb backhand pass to win her opening point. Azarenka then hits long and a lovely angled forehand winner gives the Belgian two game points. Azarenka hits a return long as Flipkens gets off the mark. That will do her confidence a world of good.

  17. - Flipkens to serve first on Arthur Ashe.

  18. 15:50 - Azarenka and Flipkens have never met before and it promises to be a huge test for the Belgian qualifier who has only reached the third round of a Grand Slam event twice before. Azarenka conceded just one game in her opening round win against Alexandra Panova and has won her last seven successive second round matches at a major. Check the full women's draw here

  19. - Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the second round of the US Open. Today’s second round featured line-ups on the women’s side include top seed Victoria Azarenka versus Belgian qualifier Kirsten Flipkens, third seed Maria Sharapova versus Lourdes Dominguez Lino and Britain’s Laura Robson against Kim Clijsters, the former champ playing in her final US Open. Match coverage begins at 16.00 BST.

Victoria Azarenka

Nationality BLR
Date of Birth 31/07/1989
Height 1.8 m
Weight 60 kg

Kirsten Flipkens

Nationality BEL
Date of Birth 10/01/1986
Height 1.65 m
Weight 55 kg

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