Australian Open: Victoria Azarenka back to her best with Caroline Wozniacki win

Victoria Azarenka showed she was back in top form at the Australian Open on Thursday after an injury-blighted season, upsetting eighth seed Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-2 to reach the third round.

Reuters| Last Updated: Jan 22, 2015, 17:13 PM IST
Australian Open: Victoria Azarenka back to her best with Caroline Wozniacki win

Melbourne: Victoria Azarenka showed she was back in top form at the Australian Open on Thursday after an injury-blighted season, upsetting eighth seed Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-2 to reach the third round.

The statuesque Belarusian, wearing a high-visibility dress in fluorescent yellow and dictating play like a traffic cop, was too powerful for the Dane, bullying her from the baseline to wrap up the match in 98 minutes at Margaret Court Arena.

The two-time champion Azarenka broke Wozniacki twice in the second set and clobbered 31 winners in the match to send an ominous warning to her rivals in the women`s draw.

She advances to play Czech 26th seed Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in the next round.