Stephens all set for Azarenka rematch

America’s Sloane Stephens admits her off-court relationship with Victoria Azarenka is “non-existent” as they head into a rematch of last year’s controversial Australian Open clash on Monday.

By (AFP)

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Published: Mon 20 Jan 2014, 11:05 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 9:54 PM

Stephens said she had forgotten most of the events surrounding the 2013 semi-final, when Azarenka went for a medical timeout at a crucial moment, and then suggested she had called it to calm down.

The Belarusian was slow-handclapped as she returned to the court, but she defiantly ignored the hostile crowd to win the match and eventually the tournament. Stephens and Azarenka both live in Los Angeles and they share an agent. But when asked if they ever socialised, the American was blunt.


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