Azarenka beats qualifier Linette 6-3, 6-0 at Miami Open

Tomas Berdych, of the Czech Republic, returns to Steve Johnson during the Miami Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla., Sunday, March 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka overcame five double-faults and held every service game to beat qualifier Magda Linette 6-3, 6-0 Sunday at the Miami Open.

Azarenka, seeded 13th, moved into the fourth round and is bidding to become only the third woman to win Indian Wells and Miami back to back.

No. 2 Angelique Kerber rallied past qualifier Kiki Bertens, who retired trailing 1-6, 6-2, 3-0.

In men's play, Tomas Berdych erased all 10 break points he faced and defeated American Steve Johnson 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3. Johnson, seeded 31st, fell to 0-13 against top-10 opponents.

No. 14 Dominic Thiem beat qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2, 6-2, and No. 15 David Goffin eliminated No. 19 Viktor Troicki 6-1, 6-1.