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Australian Open: Azarenka dominates Zhu and makes quarter-finals

Victoria Azarenka edged out Lin Zhu 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Sunday and will play American Jessica Pegula, the No 3 seed, in the next round

Victoria Azarenka against Lin Zhu at the 2023 Australian Open Victoria Azarenka against Lin Zhu at the 2023 Australian Open / Credit : Icon SMI, Panoramic
Australian Open •Round of 16 • completed
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Belarusian Victoria Azarenka, the No 24 seed, moved into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open by edging out Chinese Lin Zhu 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 at Melbourne Park on Sunday night session.

Azarenka, ranked No 24, will play American Jessica Pegula, the No 3 seed, next.

Ahead of her victory, the 33-year-old Belarusian won against American Sofia Kenin (6-4, 7-6 (3)), Argentinian Nadia Podoroska (6-1, 6-0) and American Madison Keys, the No 10 seed (1-6, 6-2, 6-1).

Zhu, ranked No 87, defeated Canadian Rebecca Marino (6-2, 6-4), Swiss Jil Teichmann, the No 32 seed (6-2, 6-2) and Greek Maria Sakkari, the No 6 seed (7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-4) in the previous rounds.

Melbourne (Grand Slam), other last 16 results (Melbourne Park, hard, USD 24.297.942, most recent results first):

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