" Holding two Grand Slam titles, former World No.1 Azarenka seemed to be the favourite, but Makarova put in a determined performance to leave her opponent shell-shocked."
New York, Sep 4 - Ekaterina Makarova of Russia moved into the US Open semi-finals after beating 16th-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-4, 6-2 here.

Wednesday night was the first time Makarova entered a Grand Slam singles semi-final, reports Xinhua.

Holding two Grand Slam titles, former World No.1 Azarenka seemed to be the favourite, but Makarova put in a determined performance to leave her opponent shell-shocked.

I played so many times with Vika, she beat me and I beat her, said Makarova after the match, So, today was a tough one, and I'm really happy that I came through.


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