APTOPIX Australian Open Tennis

Victoria Azarenka waves after defeating Jessica Pegula in their quarterfinal match Tuesday at the Australian Open.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — On the court at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday night, Victoria Azarenka — the athlete — displayed the same confident brand of take-the-ball-early, hard-hitting tennis that carried her to two Australian Open titles and the No. 1 ranking a decade ago.

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