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“It’s (an) advantage here for sure,” Kvitova said about being left handed.

Azarenka is the highest-ranked player left in the draw, but has never experienced a Grand Slam semifinal before.

“Looking at the rankings everybody says, ‘You should have been already in the semifinals,’” Azarenka said. “It was a great win for me to go through that. It was important. I’m just happy to be in the semifinal, and looking forward to work even harder.”