Result: Victoria Azarenka brushes aside Heather Watson

Victoria Azarenka
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Britain's Heather Watson loses to third seed Victoria Azarenka in the first round of the Australian Open.

Britain's Heather Watson has been knocked out of the Australian Open in the first round after a straight-sets defeat to number three seed Victoria Azarenka.

Despite displaying some powerful strokes, Watson was brushed aside 6-1 in the opening set.

The Belarusian proved even stronger in the second as she took it 6-0.

Azarenka's previous best at the tournament was a quarter-final appearance in 2010.

Laura Robson
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