US Open 2012: Victoria Azarenka thrilled to reach semi-finals

US Open 2012: Victoria Azarenka admits her delight at knocking out defending champion Sam Stosur to reach semi-finals

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
victoria azarenka
Victoria Azarenka will face either Maria Sharapova or Mario Bartoli in the semis Photo: Marianne Bevis

victoria azarenka

Victoria Azarenka could not hide her delight at knocking out defending US Open champion Sam Stosur to reach the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows for the first time – and now has her eyes set on the title.

Azarenka battled to a 6-1 4-6 7-6 (7-5) victory over her Australian opponent after taking the first set in 30 minutes and will next face either Maria Sharapova or Marion Bartoli for a place in the final.

“Being in the semi-finals in the US Open for the first time is incredible feeling for me,” said Azarenka. “I don’t want to stop. I really want it bad. I’m going to do absolutely everything I have to give it all here.

“I’m really looking forward to play the tough battles I have still in the tournament.”

The Belarusian claimed her maiden Grand Slam title on the hard courts at the Australian Open back in January and the 23-year-old says she is fully focused on winning more Major titles.

“I feel like I will never be satisfied sometimes,” she continued. “Even though I’m at the peak of my career right now, I feel like I want to do better. The ambitions are really high, but I don’t like to jump ahead too much.”

MORE:

OUR PICK: Discover the top 5 best fat burner supplements

MORE: Have your say on Facebook

MORE: The latest football news

MORE: The latest tennis news

US Open 2017
The Sport Review
US Open 2017: Rafael Nadal and Karolina Pliskova top seeds, but in firing line for No1 ranking
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Ryan Giggs sends message to Man United fans about Henrikh Mkhitaryan
The Sport Review
Gilberto Silva explains why Alexis Sanchez should stay at Arsenal
The Sport Review
Jose Mourinho sets ambitious challenge for his Man United team – report