Clijsters falls to Azarenka in Miami

MIAMI, (Reuters) – Belarussian Victoria Azarenka  produced some sparkling tennis to defeat world number two Kim  Clijsters in the quarter-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open yesterday.

Kim Clijsters

Azarenka, whose career breakthrough came with her win here  at Key Biscayne in 2009, ran out 6-3 6-3 winner against the 2010  champion Clijsters.

The eighth-ranked Azarenka took full advantage of a  below-par display from Clijsters who made 44 unforced errors.

Azarenka will face Russian world number three Vera Zvonareva  in the semi-finals on Thursday after she enjoyed a 7-5 6-3 win  over Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska.

The Russian took advantage of some mediocre serves from her  opponent to go up 6-5 in the first set and although Radwanska  rallied in the next game to go up 30-0 against serve, Zvonareva  regained her composure to wrap up the first set.

It was easier going in the second and the Russian finished  off the ninth-seeded Radwanska with a perfect passing shot down  the left.

Russian Maria Sharapova will face emerging German talent  Andrea Petkovic in today’s other semi-final.

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