Germany’s Kerber ends Azarenka hopes

Angelique Kerber

Kerber last reached a Grand Slam semi-final at Wimbledon in 2012

Germany’s Angelique Kerber beat two-time champion Victoria Azarenka in straight sets to reach the Australian Open semi-finals.

The seventh seed won 6-3 7-5 and will next face the winner of the remaining quarter-final between Britain’s Johanna Konta and China’s Zhang Shuai.

Kerber, 28, had lost all six previous matches against Azarenka and saved five set points from 2-5 in the second set.

Andy Murray takes on David Ferrer in the men’s quarter-finals at 03:30 GMT.

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