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Azarenka gets chance for Serena revenge

Monday, October 22, 2012    

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ISTANBUL, Turkey (AFP) — World number one Victoria Azarenka was yesterday handed a chance to avenge her US Open final defeat to Serena Williams when she was drawn alongside the American at the WTA Championships.

Azarenka and Williams will also face Li Na and Angelique Kerber in the round-robin Red Group at the eight-woman, season-ending event which starts tomorrow.

That left Maria Sharapova, another frontrunner for the title, with a slightly less difficult looking quartet, even though the White Group includes the defending champion, Petra Kvitova, as well as Agnieszka Radwanska and Sara Errani.

Meanwhile, Roger Federer will open his title defence today at the Swiss Indoors against German qualifier Benjamin Becker after French opponent Jeremy Chardy withdrew injured before the start.

Chardy was reported to be suffering with neck pain as he handed over his spot in the draw.

He is the second injury withdrawal after world number four Andy Murray, who is not playing the ATP season's penultimate tour event due to a back injury.

Federer has won five of the last six editions at his hometown event and will open play this evening.

The Swiss world number one stands 2-0 over Becker without the loss of a set.

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