Azarenka Loses Cool On Way To Madrid Open Exit

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Reuters
World number three Victoria Azarenka squandered lost her temper on the way to a surprise 1-6 6-2 6-3 defeat by unseeded Russian Ekaterina Makerova in the Madrid Open second round on Wednesday.

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World number three Victoria Azarenka squandered lost her temper on the way to a surprise 1-6 6-2 6-3 defeat by unseeded Russian Ekaterina Makerova in the Madrid Open second round on Wednesday.

The Belarussian third seed, runner-up in the last two editions of the premier clay event, appeared firmly in control against her 24th-ranked opponent after cruising through the first set.

However, Makerova raised her game to take the second set and after Azarenka smashed her racket on the ground at 3-3 in the decider her game fell apart and the Australian Open champion suffered her first defeat of the year.