Andy Murray, 2014 US Open

Andy Murray defeats Robin Haase 6-3 7-6 1-6 7-5

First round scare for 2012 US Open champion Andy Murray who battled cramps to overcome Robin Haase in 4 sets.

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Andy Murray, 2014 US Open

Novak Djokovic defeats Diego Schwartzman 6-1 6-2 6-4

A routine win for world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

Novak Djokovic

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With her 6-3 6-3 win over Daniela Hantuchova, Serena Williams set up an an all-time Australian Open record with her 61st singles victory at Melbourne Park. She’ll play Ana Ivanovic who defeated Sam Stosur 6-7 6-4 6-2.

Li Na saved one match point to defeat Lucie Safarova 1-6 7-6 6-3. She’ll face Elena Makarova in the next round. Other players qualified: Angelique Kerber, Flavia Pennetta, Casey Dellacqua and Eugenie Bouchard.

Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych blast their way to last 16. Joining them in the fourth round are Fabio Fognini, Kevin Anderson and Florian Mayer.

Seeds upsets:

Florian Mayer def Jerzy Janowicz (20), Tommy Robredo (17) def Richard Gasquet (9)

Video highlights:

Quote of the day: Casey Dellacqua

With her win over Jie Zheng, Aussie Casey Dellacqua qualified for the fourth round for the second time of her career, having also reached the fourth round in 2008. And she sure enjoyed the heat:

But, yeah, the heat was great. I love it. It makes my body feel good, too, the heat, the warm. Yeah, I really enjoyed it out there. Yeah, it would be nice if it would be a bit hotter for the next week. I’m sure everyone else will be over it.

Pic of the day: Daniela Hantuchova

Daniela Hantuchova

Video of the day: Australian Open Heat


Matches to follow on Day 6:

Agnieszka Radwanska (5) – Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (29)
Rafael Nadal (1) – Gael Monfils (25)
Andy Murray (4) – Feliciano Lopez (26)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (10) – Gilles Simon (18)
Milos Raonic (11) – Grigor Dimitrov (22)

100% of proceeds benefit Daniela‘s foundation, House of Smile, for children with HIV in Cambodia.

Daniela Hantuchova 2014 calendar

Daniela Hantuchova 2014 calendar

Daniela Hantuchova 2014 calendar

Daniela Hantuchova 2014 calendar

Daniela Hantuchova 2014 calendar

Daniela Hantuchova 2014 calendar

The calendar is on sale at Tennis Warehouse for $24.99

Daniela Hantuchova is among 27-world-class athletes to have bared for the annual ESPN Body Issue.

In my sport, I’m not the most physical girl out there. I can work really hard lifting weights, and I do, but it just doesn’t show that much. But I don’t mind because you can succeed with other things. I’m really lucky that I can eat pretty much anything and I don’t know where it goes. I burn a lot because I work so much on the court, but I don’t watch calories. I like sweets, so I have to be careful before matches and eat healthy. But once a tournament is finished, I don’t care.

Check out Daniela’s inteview here.

Other athletes featured include New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, Strikeforce Women’s Bantamwweight Champion Ronda Rousey, the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team, WNBA star Candace Parker, and many more.
See a few pics below, and the full gallery of athletes baring all here!

ESPN the Body issue

ESPN the Body issue

ESPN the Body issue

ESPN the Body issue

ESPN the Body issue

ESPN the Body issue

ESPN the Body issue