Defending champion Victoria Azarenka loses
Two-time shielding winner Victoria Azarenka is out of the Australian Open after she was crushed in a exciting quarter-final by Agnieszka Radwanska. The second seed had won her preceding 12 sets next to Radwanska but the Pole commenced superbly, racing into a 5-0 lead before taking the first set. Azarenka countered to maintain the second but the fifth seed smack on top form again in the decider to win 6-1 5-7 6-0. Dominika Cibulkova awaits in the semi-finals after she lashed Simona Halep.