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Result: Victoria Azarenka crashes out to in-form Li Na

Victoria Azarenka sees her chances of reaching the semi-finals of the WTA Tour Championships vanish with a straight-sets defeat to Li Na.

Li Na has maintained her unbeaten record in the White Group of the 2013 WTA Tour Championships in Istanbul with a 6-2 6-1 victory over Victoria Azarenka this afternoon.

The number four seed broke Azarenka early in the first set to race into a 3-0 lead, before the Belarusian broke back in the fifth game of the set to make it 3-2.

Li hit back immediately, however, breaking Azarenka twice on her way to winning the next three games and seeing out a 6-2 victory.

It was more of the same in the second set from the in-form Chinese player as she won the opening five games, including breaking the number two seed with back-to-back love games.

Azarenka did manage to avoid a whitewash by winning the penultimate game, but Li served out to take the set 6-1 and secure her spot at the top of the group.

Li had already booked her place in the semi-finals of the tournament, but the result means that Azarenka will no longer join her in the final four.

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