MOSCOW, April 3 (RIA Novosti) - Victoria Azarenka of
Belarus progressed to the final of the $4.5 million Sony
Ericsson Open tennis tournament in Miami after a tough
semi-final match against Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia.
The 19-year-old Belarusian tennis star defeated the 2006
champion in three sets and 2 hours and 40 minutes, 6-3, 2-6,
Victory for the world no. 10 against the Russian, ranked
two places higher, ended a series of three straight defeats to
Kuznetsova and brought her closer to her third WTA Tour singles
"It's really big, because it's my first final in such a
big tournament. It's the biggest moment, I would say, in my
career," the tournament's official website quoted Azarenka as
saying after her victory.
Azarenka will face world No. 1 Serena Williams in the
final. The U.S. star defeated her elder sister Venus in three
sets, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, in the other semi-final.