Victoria Azarenka: 'Agnieszka Radwanska exposed poor focus in Open elimination'

Victoria Azarenka celebrates victory over Yvonne Meusburger in their Australian Open third round match on January 18, 2014
© Getty Images
Victoria Azarenka says that Agnieszka Radwanska took advantage of her lack of focus to knock out the defending champion.

Victoria Azarenka believes that her lack of focus at crucial stages cost her a place in the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

The defending champion was knocked out of the competition by Agnieszka Radwanska in a 6-1 5-7 6-0 defeat at the Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday, in a game littered by unforced errors by the world number two.

"I just didn't have the focus on finishing the point. She really took advantage of that," Azarenka told reporters.

"My game wasn't there as I wanted it. She was aggressive, she was making everything."

Radwanska will play 20th seed Dominika Cibulkova for a place in the final.

Agnieszka Radwanska celebrates after winning a point against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova during their Australian Open third round match on January 18, 2014
Read Next:
Radwanska hails "best" performance
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

ATP RankingsPoints
1Spain Rafael Nadal7,645
2Scotland flag Andy Murray7,150
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,690
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Alexander Zverev4,470
7Croatia Marin Cilic4,155
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,710
10Japan Kei Nishikori3,195
11Canada Milos Raonic2,870
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,690
13Belgium David Goffin2,525
14United States John Isner2,425
15Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
16Pablo Carreno Busta2,385
17United States Jack Sock2,345
18Australia Nick Kyrgios2,325
19Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,310
20Lucas Pouille2,210