Victoria Azarenka gains 2nd round
BEIJING -- Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka and No. 2 Maria Sharapova advanced to the second round of the China Open on Monday.
Azarenka routed Alize Cornet of France 6-1, 6-0, while Sharapova had a harder time knocking off Simona Halep of Romania 7-5, 7-5.
Azarenka is hoping to rebound from last week in Tokyo, where she withdrew after feeling dizzy in the third round.
Azarenka has won four times this year, including the Australian Open. Sharapova won her first Grand Slam ...
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