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WWW Australian Open SF: [1]Victoria Azarenka vs [29]Sloane Stephens

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Re: WWW Australian Open SF: [1]Victoria Azarenka vs [29]Sloane Stephens

There's no way Azarenka is losing this.
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Re: WWW Australian Open SF: [1]Victoria Azarenka vs [29]Sloane Stephens

Azarenka.

Sloane played good today but let's not pretend Serena was anywhere near her recent form.
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Re: WWW Australian Open SF: [1]Victoria Azarenka vs [29]Sloane Stephens

Vika will destroy her. Serena was the only one in her way to a final, she's not losing to anyone now!
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Re: WWW Australian Open SF: [1]Victoria Azarenka vs [29]Sloane Stephens

Dont let us down Vika
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Re: WWW Australian Open SF: [1]Victoria Azarenka vs [29]Sloane Stephens

One of my two favorites in the AO final

Honestly, I only became a fan of Sloane during last year's clay season. I had no idea that she would already be in this position

I think Vika will win though... she looked more inspired and motivated in today's match than in previous matches.

I'll of course be rooting for Vika.. but what a dream match

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Re: WWW Australian Open SF: [1]Victoria Azarenka vs [29]Sloane Stephens

Vika 6-2, 6-2

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Re: WWW Australian Open SF: [1]Victoria Azarenka vs [29]Sloane Stephens

has to be azerenka, she won't be gifting many UE points
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Re: WWW Australian Open SF: [1]Victoria Azarenka vs [29]Sloane Stephens

Please, Vika.

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Re: WWW Australian Open SF: [1]Victoria Azarenka vs [29]Sloane Stephens

The only comparable match stylistically I can think of is Stephens/Petkovic. That was a long time ago, but Stephens struggled to keep up with the consistent hard hitting and lost something like 2-6 2-6. Nevertheless she has nothing to lose in the semifinal and these 900 points will go a long way of putting her into the top 10 this year.

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Re: WWW Australian Open SF: [1]Victoria Azarenka vs [29]Sloane Stephens

The only reason Sloane made it to Vika is because Serena is injured. Vika will have the eye of the tiger. If Sloane proves me wrong I will support her for the remainder of the tournament.

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Re: WWW Australian Open SF: [1]Victoria Azarenka vs [29]Sloane Stephens

Most likely Vika, even though she's been dirt this tournament.
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Re: WWW Australian Open SF: [1]Victoria Azarenka vs [29]Sloane Stephens

I would be surprise if Sloane even take a set against Vika. I hope she doesn't have the let down that usually comes after such a big win.

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10-0 Vika. It's settled.

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