Victoria Azarenka vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (04:30 GMT)

Victoria Azarenka (credit: Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images)
Victoria Azarenka takes on Agnieszka Radwanska on Thursday in the second semi-final at the Apia Sydney International.

Azarenka battled her way into the semi-finals on Wednesday with a 7-5 6-4 win over France’s Marion Bartoli. The world No. 3 appears to be hitting form in perfect time ahead of next week's Australian Open, although she’s not been receiving as much media attention as many of the other contenders.

The Belarusian claims not to be concerned about her ranking at the moment, telling reporters: "You know, it's just numbers.

"You have to go far in the tournament and get those ranking points to become number one, number two. You just have to win matches. For me, I'm really focusing on winning matches and improving my game. With that, the results come, right?"

Azarenka’s matchup with Bartoli was played in unusual conditions due to a power failure, but the third seed simply viewed this in a positive light, saying it was "fun."

"If it was perfect it would be too boring. No lights, lots of wind... I mean, it's exciting. It was a distraction but I think it was for both of us. I was just trying to take it as the conditions that I have to deal with."

Praising her opponent after the contest, Azarenka continued: "Marion played some incredible tennis. We always have tough matches, so I was expecting to have another tough battle.

"She really made me dig deep today and lift my game, which I'm glad I could at the important moments. It was a great test and a good match. I'm glad to have won that kind of fight."

Azarenka will now take on Radwanska, who claimed a 3-6 7-5 6-2 win over Caroline Wozniacki on Wednesday, as the Dane injured her left wrist with the Australian Open about to begin.

Prediction: Azarenka in two.


All Tennis News

Recent Tennis Articles

  • Gael Monfils vs. Roger Federer - Live Stream and Davis Cup Final Match Preview

    Gael Monfils vs. Roger Federer takes place this afternoon in the second singles rubber at the Davis Cup Final between France and Switzerland....

  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. Stan Wawrinka - Live Stream and Davis Cup Final Match Preview

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. Stan Wawrinka takes place this afternoon in the first singles rubber at the Davis Cup Final between France and Switzerland....

  • World number two Roger Federer fit to play in Davis Cup final

    World number two Roger Federer has been passed fit to play for Switzerland in this weekend's Davis Cup final showdown against France....

  • France vs. Switzerland - Davis Cup Final 2014 preview

    France will have home advantage when they take on Switzerland in the 2014 Davis Cup Final at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille (November 21st to 23rd)....

  • Rafael Nadal determined 'to be competitive in January'

    Having suffered a number of injury setbacks during 2014, Rafael Nadal is determined to be fully fit for the Australian Open at the start of next year....

  • Roger Federer news - Swiss a doubt for Davis Cup final

    Roger Federer has revealed he is still uncertain over whether he will be fit enough to feature for Switzerland in their Davis Cup final against France this weekend....

  • Fresh details of Roger Federer-Stan Wawrinka bust-up allegations emerge

    The Swiss Davis Cup team attempted a show of unity on Tuesday with a team selfie ahead of this weekend's final against France, as fresh details of the alleged Roger Federer-Stan Wawrinka bust-up emerged....

  • Rafael Nadal to return in January at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship

    Rafael Nadal has confirmed that he will compete at the Abu Dhabi World Tennis Championships at the start of 2015....

  • World number one Novak Djokovic desperate for French Open success

    Novak Djokovic has revealed he is desperate to land the French Open title....

More Stories

Recent Articles

More Stories

Latest News



Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

Victoria Azarenka vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (04:30 GMT)

Victoria Azarenka takes on Agnieszka Radwanska on Thursday in the second semi-final at the Apia Sydney International.

Read more »

Log In or Sign up

Facebook User?

You can use your facebook account to sign up with Live streaming sport.

Connect with facebook
Remember me.
Did you forget your password?