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Victoria Azarenka rolled over Anna Tatishvili to reach the quarterfinals
In the women's draw, No. 1 seed, Victoria Azarenka did not get the benefit of her opponent withdrawing from their fourth round match.
In the end, she barely had to work much harder than Roger Federer did to advance to the quarterfinals.
Azarenka bludgeoned her fourth round opponent, Anna Tatishvili 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals (ESPN).
In reality, the match was an odd one and one that left questions for the top seeded female player heading forward.
Azarenka won this match more in spite of her service game as opposed to because of it. She won 63 percent of her first serve points, which is a decent number, but one that will likely have to improve in the next few rounds if Azarenka hopes to prevail.
Where she excelled, however, was when she was not serving, as she broke Tatishvili 70 percent of the time she had the chance.
Azarenka also dominated at the net and seemed able to control the tempo of the match at will.
On the down side though, she did commit 24 unforced errors, the same as her opponent.
Azarenka has looked very strong thus far as she has only lost a total of 10 games through the first four rounds. She is far from perfect, but if her game improves just a tad and if she cuts down on the mistakes, she will be very tough to topple.
She will take on No. 7 seed Samantha Stosur in the quarterfinals and that figures to be a difficult challenge.
The way Azarenka is playing so far though, the outcome may just be a foregone conclusion.