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Azarenka moves on, Sharapova wobbles

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Defending champion Victoria Azarenka breezed into the Australian Open third round Thursday in contrast to Maria Sharapova, who survived a big scare in sapping heat. 

Belarus's Victoria Azarenka gestures during her match against Czech Republic's Barbora Zahlavova Strycova at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 16, 2014

The two-time title-holder crushed Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-1, 6-4 in 88 minutes, benefiting from the roof being shut on centre court for her night match after another day of scorching heat.

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