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

Result: Azarenka crashes out to in-form Li
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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.

Na Li celebrates her win over Ana Ivanovic during the Rogers Cup on August 8, 2013
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