Undoubtedly, Victoria Azarenka found herself in a very crowded part of the draw, with Garbine Muguruza and Angelique Kerber on her side of the draw. Even then, with the early exit of Garbine, it looks like a spot has opened up for her to make it all the way to the semi's, even to the finals!
She will meet Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic (#48) in the fourth round.
She looks really in-form. She has only given up 5 games in the first three rounds.
This has been her path in this year's Australian Open -
R3: Naomi Osaka (JPN) (#127): 61 61
R2: Danka Kovinic (MNE) (#55) 61 62
R3: Alison van Uytvanck (BEL) (#43) 60 60