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Current world No. 3 Azarenka has a fourth-round encounter with Iveta Benesova, and she should be too good and have too much game for the unseeded Czech player.
That will move her through to the quarterfinals for a matchup against Agnieszka Radwanska, who, despite a shaky start to the tournament, has moved through to the second week of the Australian Open.
Azarenka has not dropped a set all tournament, appears to be hitting quality shots at clutch moments of the match and will be too good for Radwanska.
Radwanska will showcase some of her best fighting spirit as she rallies from a set down, but won't be good enough to overcome the Belarussian.
That will put her in to a semifinal with current world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, who is still searching for her first Grand Slam victory.
And despite the Dane winning her past three matches, Azarenka could prove to be tough to get past. Azarenka pushed her all the way in two of their last three encounters, and in the third, she succumbed to an injury.
However, this year Azarenka looks to be in scintillating form and will move through to the final to take on Czech Petra Kvitova.
Maybe the Wozniacki game will have taken much out of her, or maybe Kvitova is simply in such brilliant form this year, but Azarenka is wiped off the court in under an hour.
Kvitova wraps up a comfortable straight-set victory, proving to be too powerful and too strong when it mattered the most.
Still, Azarenka will still benefit greatly from the 1,400 points she picks up for running second—I'm sure, however, that she would have rather had the trophy and a Grand Slam title next to her name.
Final prediction: ,985 points