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Top seed reaches Olympic Tennis semifinals

Angelique Kerber of Germany reacts during her match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Angelique Kerber of Germany reacts during her match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus advanced to the Olympic semifinals Thursday by beating No. 7 Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-4, 7-5 under the Centre Court roof at Wimbledon.

Kerber eliminated Venus Williams on Wednesday, but Azarenka feasted on the left-hander's serve, winning more than half of those points and breaking six times.

Azarenka, who won her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January, seeks her first Olympic medal.