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Belarus's Victoria Azarenka returns a shot to Germany's Dinah Pfizenmaier during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Belarus's Victoria Azarenka returns a shot to Germany's Dinah Pfizenmaier during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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(AP) For all of one game, and only one game, Victoria Azarenka faced a bit of a test in the first round of the U.S. Open.


And after needing 10 minutes to break serve at the outset, the second-seeded Azarenka breezed the rest of the way, putting together a 6-0, 6-0 victory over 99th-ranked Dinah Pfizenmaier of Germany on Tuesday night.


The match was played in Arthur Ashe Stadium, where Azarenka lost in three sets to Serena Williams in last year's final at Flushing Meadows.


This one was far, far less competitive or gripping, except perhaps for the opening game, which lasted 18 points spread over 10 minutes, until two-time Australian Open champion Azarenka converted her sixth break point. The rest of the match took a total of 55 minutes.


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