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Azarenka Rallies From A Set Down To Top Ivanovic In 4th Round Of US Open

Unable To Serve Out Match At 5-3, No. 2 Clinched Win On 4th Match Point
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus shakes hands at the net with Ana Ivanovic of Serbia after their women's singles fourth-round match on Day 9 of the 2013 US Open. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus shakes hands at the net with Ana Ivanovic of Serbia after their women’s singles fourth-round match on Day 9 of the 2013 US Open. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — You can never count her out of a match.

No. 2 Victoria Azarenka rallied from a set down for the second straight match, beating Ana Ivanovic to return to the US Open quarterfinals.

The 2012 runner-up at Flushing Meadows needed just over 2 hours, 10 minutes to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday.

Ivanovic, the 2008 French Open champ, was whipping forehand winners in the first set. Then her serve deserted her, as it has before. She was broken in nine of her last 11 service games.

But Azarenka wasn’t much better, with nine double-faults of her own.

Unable to serve out the match at 5-3, Azarenka finally clinched the victory on her fourth match point. She’ll face unseeded Daniela Hantuchova, who played her fourth-round match Monday.

The Azarenka vs. Ivanovic match was pushed back a day by rain.

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