Victoria Azarenka will face Samantha Crawford in the semis

Victoria Azarenka will face Samantha Crawford in the semis

Victoria Azarenka is curious about her Brisbane International semi-final against Samantha Crawford.

Victoria Azarenka will face Samantha Crawford in the semis
Victoria Azarenka

 

The two-time Australian Open champion Victoria entered in semi-final after defeating seasoned campaigner Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-2 last night. She will play against 20-year-old American qualifier Samantha Crawford in semi-final match of Brisbane International.

Victoria Azarenka admits she is “curious” about her Brisbane International semi-final against a potentially dangerous youngster.

“Curious. I’m curious to see how I can handle this situation,” Azarenka said.

“Semi-final is going to be interesting for both of us, facing somebody I never faced before. I haven’t been in the semi-finals in a while, which is great, too.

“It’s exciting. Important is to stay focused on myself, like I did the transition from my second match to the third …. I just want to keep myself in that bubble a little bit and have fun on the court.”

But Azarenka said her coach had seen Crawford play and they would discuss his observations on Friday.

On the other side Crawford who is in splendid form smashed experienced German Andrea Petkovic 6-3, 6-0 in the quarter-finals a day after knocking out No.7 seed Belinda Bencic.

Victoria Azarenka will face Samantha Crawford in the semis
Samantha Crawford

 

“That’s the great thing about tennis: anything can happen on a given day … anyone can beat anyone,” Crawford said.

“I just want to play well and enjoy it.”

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