Top-ranked Azarenka wins opener in Austria
LINZ, Austria -- Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka started off her last tournament before the season-ending WTA Championships by beating Arantxa Rus 6-0, 6-2 Wednesday in the first round of the Generali Ladies.
Two-time former winner Ana Ivanovic also advanced with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Monica Niculescu.
Coming off her win in Beijing, Azarenka dominated the match from the start. The Dutch player double-faulted eight times and won only two points on her serve in the opening set.
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