Victoria Azarenka triumphantly advances to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open.

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In their fourth-round encounter on Sunday, Victoria Azarenka, a two-time Australian Open champion, managed to keep her composure and her game intact. Azarenka won the final match of the day, which started at approximately 11.30 PM local time, by scores of 4-6, 6-1, and 6-4.

On Azarenka’s serve, there was a break to start the match, and although she broke back after four games, Zhu emerged as the superior player with better control and shot execution. Zhu was able to finish the set in the tenth game thanks to a second break of the 33-year-serve old’s in the seventh game.

Victoria Azarenka and Jessica Pegula’s match at the Australian Open

Azarenka came back in the second set with tyrannical ferocity. While Zhu made numerous blunders to lose the set in a hurry after a double break, she didn’t miss a shot the entire time.

Zhu finally got her serve in the sixth game, but the set was already out of her hands. Azarenka had two set points in the seventh game when serving for the set, but she didn’t waste either one.

The two players’ fortunes radically changed in the decisive set. The first six games were service breaks, and in the seventh game, Zhu won her service to break the tie. Azarenka imitated the action by taking a hold of her own. Azarenka once more broke the Chinese player’s serve in the ninth game, and when she attempted to serve for the match in the following game, she was immediately faced with two break-back points.

A winner off Azarenka’s forehand and a couple of mistakes from Zhu, however, not only allowed the former world no. 1 to enter the match but also gave her a match point. The 24th seed then completed the match with a backhand winner.

Compared to Zhu’s 45 victories and 32 unforced errors, Azarenka finished the match with 41 victories and 35 unforced errors. Azarenka will face third seed Jessica Pegula in her first quarterfinal at Melbourne Park since 2016. In their fourth-round matchup, Pegula—the only American woman still in the draw—defeated 20th seed Barbora Krejcikova 7-5, 6-2.

Jessica Pegula has advanced to the Australian Open’s final eight for the third year in a row.