Victoria Azarenka tops Alize Cornet

Updated: August 31, 2013, 10:44 PM ET
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NEW YORK -- Victoria Azarenka needed to win the second set twice. She had plenty left to pull away for a three-set victory at the US Open.

The second-seeded Azarenka took 2 hours, 40 minutes to win 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-2 against Alize Cornet in the third round Saturday.

Serving on game point at 5-3 in the second, she pumped her fist and started walking off the court after the 26th-seeded Cornet hit a backhand into the net. The chair umpire had to get her attention to inform her ...

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