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LIVE Victoria Azarenka vs Dominika Cibulkova French Open 2012 R16

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Cibulkova caused the massive upset here. The Slovakian ousted the World No. 1  Azarenka in straight sets and secured her berth in the last eight of the 2012 French Open.  Cibulkova overpowered in the first set, but looked in some trouble in the second - finally the Slovak emerged victorious in the tie-breaker. 

10
Azarenka : 2, 6   Cibulkova:6, 7
10

Cibulkova refuses to go without putting a strong show in the set as she breaks back immediately in the set and pushes the match into a tie breaker. Its 6-6 in the second set of the match...

4
Azarenka : 2, 6   Cibulkova:6, 6
4

Azarenka strikes at a crucial time and reaches to 6-5 in the set. The Belarusian will serve for the set in the next game and try to take the match into the third set...

6
Azarenka : 2, 6   Cibulkova:6, 5
6

Azarenka didn't lose a single point in the game and quickly holds her serve to hold to level the scores at 5-5 in the set. The set seems to be going tie breaker way....

4
Azarenka : 2, 5   Cibulkova:6, 5
4

Cibulkova does well to recover from 00-30 deficit and holds her serve to reach 5-4 scoreline in the set.  Azarenka will serve to stay in the set in the next game...

6
Azarenka : 2, 4   Cibulkova:6, 5
6

Despite a double fault,  Azarenka holds her serve pretty comfortably this time and levels the scores at 4-4 in the second set of the match.

5
Azarenka : 2, 4   Cibulkova:6, 4
5

Azarenka breaks Cibulkova and keeps her hopes alive in the match. However  Azarenka needs to hold her serve in the next game if she wants to make this set into a contest.... 

10
Azarenka : 2, 3   Cibulkova:6, 4
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Horrendous service game by  Azarenka as she serves three double faults to get herself broken at a crucial time and allows  Cibulkova to reach 4-2 in the set. The Slovakian needs two more games to win the match.

6
Azarenka : 2, 2   Cibulkova:6, 4
6

Despite a double fault at a crucial time in the game,  Cibulkova brings her heavy serve to the rescue and holds her serve for 3-2 lead in the second set of the match.

8
Azarenka : 2, 2   Cibulkova:6, 3
8

Cibulkova breaks back this time and levels the scores at 2-2 in the set. The Slovakian forced errors on  Azarenka with her hard hitting.

5

Cibulkova breaks back this time and levels the scores at 2-2 in the set. The Slovakian forced errors on  Azarenka with her hard hitting.

5
Azarenka : 2, 2   Cibulkova:6, 2
5

Cibulkova displays solid play in the game and holds her serve to love this time. With this hold also keeps the gap to just one break in the second set of the match.

4
Azarenka : 2, 2   Cibulkova:6, 1
4

Azarenka does hold to her this time time but not without a hiccup as she saved two breaks points in the game and reaches to 2-0 lead in the set.

8
Azarenka : 2, 2   Cibulkova:6, 0
8

Despite losing first set,  Azarenka refuses to go down easily as she secures a break in the opening game of the second set and opens with 1-0 lead in the set. But the immediate question is that , can she maintain the distance...

6
Set - 2
Azarenka : 2, 1   Cibulkova:6, 0
6

Cibulkova strikes for the third time in the set and wraps the first set in her favour with 6-2 scoreline. The Belarusian is looking clueless about her game at the moment and  Cibulkova is making full use of it. The Slovakian placed 11 winners and benefited from 9 unforced errors made by  Azarenka.

6
Azarenka : 2   Cibulkova:6
6

Cibulkova holds her serve for another time without fuss and reaches to a dominant position with 5-2 lead in the set. The Slovakian needs one more game to win the set and  Azarenka will serve to stay in it...

5
Azarenka : 2   Cibulkova:5
5

Azarenka is clearly struggling in the middle as she made a double fault and couple of errors to get herself broken for the second time in the set and allows  Cibulkova to reach 4-2 in the first set of the match.

6
Azarenka : 2   Cibulkova:4
6

Cibulkova holds her serve to love for the first time in the match and quickly gets ahead with 3-2 lead in the opening set of the match.  Cibulkova forced couple of errors on  Azarenka with her hard hitting.

4
Azarenka : 2   Cibulkova:3
4

Azarenka faces a tough challenge from  Cibulkova in the game but she manages to hold her serve for the first time in the set and levels the scores at 2-2.

10
Azarenka : 2   Cibulkova:2
10

Cibulkova holds her serve pretty comfortably to 30 this time and puts her nose in front with 2-1 lead in the opening set of the match.

6
Azarenka : 1   Cibulkova:2
6

Cibulkova latches onto the first break point and breaks back immediately in the set to level the scores at 1-1 in the set.  Azarenka struggled to keep the ball in play in the game....

5
Azarenka : 1   Cibulkova:1
5

Cibulkova looked all set for an easy hold in her opening service game at 40-00 scoreline but  Azarenka did it well to bring it to deuce. After that both players wrestled for their way in the game but in the end  Azarenka had a last laugh as she breaks  Cibulkova for 1-0 lead in the first set of the match.

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Set - 1
Azarenka : 1   Cibulkova:0
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