Miami Open: Victoria Azarenka avenges Angelique Kerber loss to reach final

Miami Open: Victoria Azarenka avenges Angelique Kerber loss to reach final

In-form Victoria Azarenka battled past an ailing but determined second seed Angelique Kerber to set up a Miami Open final showdown against Svetlana Kuznetsova with a 6-2 7-5 victory on Thursday. With the victory, the 13th-seeded Belarusian gained revenge for a quarter-final loss to the second-seeded German at the Australian Open, her only defeat of the season, but had to fight tooth and nail to earn it in a 94-minute tussle. Kerber, who had her upper left leg covered in heavy strapping, looked dead and buried on several occasions in…

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