Azarenka, Djokovic move into semis

The 13th-seeded Azarenka, trying to join Steffi Graf and Kim Clijsters as the only women to win the Indian Wells and Key Biscayne tournaments in the same year, never lost serve against the 24th-seeded Konta.

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Novak Djokovic hits a backhand against Tomas Berdych (not pictured) on day ten of the Mami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center. play Novak Djokovic hits a backhand against Tomas Berdych (not pictured) on day ten of the Mami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center. (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)
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Victoria Azarenka reached the women's semifinals in the Miami Open with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Johanna Konta in a quarterfinal match on Wednesday in Key Biscayne, Fla.

Azarenka advances to face second-seeded Angelique Kerber, who topped No. 22 Madison Keys 6-3, 6-2. Keys was the last American left in the men's or women's field.

The 13th-seeded Azarenka, trying to join Steffi Graf and Kim Clijsters as the only women to win the Indian Wells and Key Biscayne tournaments in the same year, never lost serve against the 24th-seeded Konta.

Azarenka has a 20-1 match record this year. She beat Serena Williams in the Indian Wells final less than two weeks ago but won't have to face her in Miami after Williams lost to No. 15 Svetlana Kuznetsova, who faces No. 19 Timea Bacsinszky in the other Miami semifinal on Thursday.

Azarenka, a former No. 1-ranked player, won the championship in Miami in 2009 and 2013.

Kerber, 28, captured the first grand slam title of her career when she won the Australian Open in January, beating top-seeded Serena Williams in the final. She fell in her opening match in each of her next two tournaments before bouncing back in Miami.

In men's singles action, top-seeded Novak Djokovic continued his domination of seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych, rolling to a 6-3, 6-3 victory in quarterfinal action.

Djokovic, a Serb who is the world's top-ranked player, improved to 23-2 head-to-head against Berdych, from the Czech Republic.

Djokovic is attempting to win the Key Biscayne title for the sixth time, and his next opponent will be another player he has dominated.

Belgium's David Goffin, who will meet Djokovic in the semifinals, is 0-3 in their series.

Goffin rallied past France's Gilles Simon 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday.

Goffin, the 15th seed, lost his serve just once and won 69 percent of his first-service points. He closed out Simon, the 18th seed, by firing six aces in the third set.

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