Kei Nishikori, Australian Open 2016

Kei Nishikori defeats Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-5 2-6 6-3 6-4

Kei Nishikori survived a right wrist injury scare to defeat 26th-seed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in four sets.

Kei Nishikori at the Australian Open 2016

Kei Nishikori at the Australian Open 2016

Kei Nishikori at the Australian Open 2016
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Victoria Azarenka

Serena Williams:

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

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Rafael Nadal

Smiling Sabine:

Sabine Lisicki

Sabine Lisicki

Sabine Lisicki

Smiling and not so smiling Aga Radwanska:

Aga Radwanska Aga Radwanska

Aga Radwanska

Lucie Safarova:

Lucie Safarova
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Flavia Pennetta

With a win 6-2 6-1 over Agnieszka Radwanska, Flavia Pennetta captured the biggest title of her career so far, her first since 2010, her 10th title overall.

After so many years and after a lot of hard work this is the moment I’ve been waiting for. It happened when I didn’t expect it, in fact, at the beginning of the week I would have never said that I would be in the finals or semi-finals, or even that I would have won. I waited for a long time and I finally won a trophy that counts.

Read Flavia’s full interview here

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Flavia Pennetta vs Aga Radwanska

Thanks a lot to Josh for sharing his pictures.

Dominika Cibulkova defeats Simona Halep 6-3 6-0

The Slovakian continues her impressive run and qualifies for the second Grand Slam semifinal of her career, after Roland Garros in 2009.

Agnieszka Radwanska defeats Victoria Azarenka 6-1 5-7 6-0

What a demonstration of skills by Radwanska who ousted defending champion Azarenka to reach her first semifinal in Melbourne.
Azarenka struggled to cope with Radwanska’s anticipation and sublime touch. If she produces that same high quality tennis against Cibulkova, the Wimbledon 2012 finalist will start favourite in the final, whoever she faces.

Rafael Nadal defeats Grigor Dimitrov 3-6 7-6(3) 7-6(7) 6-2

The world number 1 struggled to defeat Kei Nishikori in the previous round and he struggled again to get past Baby Fed, Grigor Dimitrov.
After half an hour Nadal was already one set down but he raised his level and won the second set on tiebreak. Two big forehand errors when Dimitrov had Nadal at his mercy cost him the third set tiebreak and then the match. Nadal will play on Friday his fourth Melbourne semifinal, which his 22nd Grand Slam semifinal overall.

Roger Federer defeats Andy Murray 6-3 6-4 6-7(6) 6-3

For the first time in a Slam we could have an all-Swiss final. But first, Wawrinka would have to beat 2010 Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych, and Federer would have to find a way past Nadal, who he hasn’t beaten in a Slam since Wimbledon 2007.
Andy Murray showed an encouraging performance in the Australian Open, a few months after his back surgery. It bodes well for him for the rest of the season.