Ekaterina Makarova Enjoys Smashing Success in US Open Quarters

Updated: September 3, 2014, 8:15 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | espnW.com

NEW YORK -- Until she smashed her racket in frustration late in Wednesday's US Open quarterfinal, Victoria Azarenka was uncharacteristically quiet on court, and her usually soft-spoken opponent Ekaterina Makarova was the one making her presence known.

But even after Azarenka's display of frustration, it was the 26-year-old Makarova, with her relentlessly solid groundstrokes, who made the definitive final statement with a 6-4, 6-2 victory to reach her first Grand Slam semifinal.

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