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Two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka has revealed that it has taken her 10 years to get over cheating accusations from a match against Sloan Stephens at Melbourne Park in 2013.
On Tuesday night, 33-year-old Azarenka turned back the clock to stun world No.3 Jessica Pegula in straight sets and tee up a tantalising semi-final against Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina.
Two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka (pictured) has revealed that it has taken her 10 years to get over cheating accusations from a match at Melbourne Park in 2013
The 33-year-old opened up on how tough it was to deal with the claims that she broke the rules by taking a nine-minute medial timeout
It's the first time the 2012 and 2013 Australian Open champion has made it to the final four in Melbourne since sealing back-to-back triumphs 10 years ago - and was asked about the controversial match against Stephens afterwards.
Azarenka was ridiculed at the time for taking a nine-minute timeout during the semi-final clash, which many interpreted as devious