Red-Hot Azarenka to face Safarova in Qatar Open final.Md Noman Siddique (Author) Published Date : Feb 28, 2015 08:29 IST
To the report from the Sports world, Azarenka will bid for her third Doha title on Saturday when she faces southpaw Safarova in the final. Former world number One Victoria Azarenka continued her comeback from injury by powering past Venus Williams in three sets on Friday in Doha to make the Qatar Open final. Safarova tossed aside Carla Suarez Navarro with a strong performance in the first semifinal on Friday, 6-3, and 6-2. - Azarenka holds a 6-0 lifetime edge against the Czech, but they have not met since 2011.
According to the report from the sports side in a thrilling semi-final watched by, among others, former England football captain David Beckham.
From the first set Venus has taken the place but said Azarenka. Venus was kicking my butt left and right and I didn't know what to do. In the second set I took control,
Azarenka was hit off the court in the first set by an in-form Williams, but she caught her breath, shored up her game, and went on the attack to claim the victory.
The two-time champion Azarenka beat Williams 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.
In a statement Azarenka has not won a title since the summer of 2013 and last played in a final in Brisbane 13 months ago. However, she played well in Australia last month and her results this week suggest that it will not be long before she is back in the world s top 10.
Azarenka has been playing like she is ready to once more mix it with the world s best and winning the Doha title would make a loud and clear statement that she is back.
On the other side another finalist Safarova saidIt's so exciting! I've been playing so well in all my matches, so I'm happy. I worked really hard in the off season and my level has been going up, so I'm enjoying playing,
In finally Lucie Safarova has enjoyed a transformation since 2014, when she made a first Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon, losing to compatriot Petra Kvitova who was on unstoppable form.
Red-Hot Azarenka to face Safarova in Qatar Open final.