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Azarenka inches close to title

sports Updated: Apr 28, 2012 23:31 IST
Stuttgart WTA tournament

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World number one Victoria Azarenka booked her place in the final of the Stuttgart WTA claycourt tournament with a 6-1, 6-3 semifinal win over Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday.

With Azarenka, Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova and Radwanska all in Saturday's semifinals, this was the first time since Wimbledon in 2009 that the world's top-four players had reached the last four at a WTA tournament. In the other semifinal, world number two Sharapova takes on Wimbledon champion and world number three Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic for a place in Sunday evening's final.

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