Victoria Azarenka and Na Li will meet on Thursday for a high stakes group stage matchup at the WTA ChampionshipsYou can watch and bet on the action from the WTA Championships at bet365
Victoria Azarenka produced a dazzling display on Wednesday to take apart U.S Open champion Samantha Stosur in straight sets (6-2, 6-2). Having gotten her WTA Championships campaign off to such a good start, the Belarusian will now be looking to secure a second victory, and edge another step closer to the knock-out stages.
Her opponent on Thursday will be this year’s French Open winner Na Li. Li also seems to be fired up for this competition. She overcame a defiant Maria Sharapova in her first match, clinching a 7-6(4), 6-4 win after just less than two hours of high intensity tennis.
Sharapova has since decided to withdraw from the tournament due to injury, but Li should still be feeling confident about her game after dismissing the world No. 2 in straight sets.
Li has a 4-1 head to head record against Azarenka, and it’s worth noting that she’s beaten the Belarusian twice in major competitions this year. The first win came at the the Australian Open, and the second was a vital success in the quarter-finals at Roland Garros. Li won in straight sets both times.
With this in mind, Li seems likely to have the edge again. That said, after Azarenka’s performance on Wednesday, it would be foolish to write her off.You can watch and bet on the action from the WTA Championships at bet365