Player of the day: Sloane Stephens. The 19 yr old player upsets Serena Williams to reach the semis.
And as always, poor sportmanship from Serena’s part: she had the “worst ever two weeks at a Grand Slam tournament” and suddenly remembers that she has a back injury… Can’t stand her.
Victoria Azarenka, Serena Williams, Sloane Stephens, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga move on to the quarterfinals.
Only “surprises” today: Svetlana Kuznetsova defeats Caroline Wozniacki and Jérémy Chardy wins over Andreas Seppi.
Day 9 matches:
Li Na-Agnieszka Radwanska
Ekaterina Makarova-Maria Sharapova
David Ferrer-Nicolas Almagro
Novak Djokovic-Tomas Berdych
The biggest shock of this Australian Open so far: Jérémy Chardy ousts Juan Martin Del Potro 6-3 6-3 6-7(3) 3-6 6-3. Really disappointing performance by the 2009 US Open champion.
Federer defeats Tomic, Murray wins over Berankis.
Victoria Azarenka struggles but wins over Jamie Hampton in 3 sets. In the battle of future WTA stars Sloane Stephens defeats Laura Robson 7-5 6-3.
Another day, another upset in the women’s draw: Laura Robson defeats Petra Kvitova 2-6 6-3 11-9.
All the other favorites cruise to the third round.
Biggest upset of the tournament so far: Roland Garros finalist Sara Errani loses to Carla Suarez Navarro. Surprising? No. Does anyone really care? No.
But the biggest suprise of the day is 42 yr old Kimiko Date’s win over 12th seed Nadia Petrova 6-2 6-0!
Australian Open trivia
The tragedy of Daphne Akhurst
The Norman Brookes Challenge Cup
1960 Australian Open: Neale Feaser, a costly volley
1960-63 Australian Open: Jan Lehane four time runner-up
1987-1988 Swedes spoil the party
January 11, 1988: first day of play at Flinders Park
2001 Australian Open: Pat’s last chance
2001 Australian Open final: Andre Agassi defeats Arnaud Clément
2003 Australian Open: last Grand Slam title for Agassi
2005 Australian Open: Heartbreak for Lleyton Hewitt
Roger Federer Nike outfit preview
Rafael Nadal Nike outfit preview
Roger Federer Nike outfit
Juan Martin Del Potro Nike outfit
Serena Williams Nike outfit
Maria Sharapova Nike outfit
Victoria Azarenka Nike outfit
Li Na Nike outfit
Ana Ivanovic adidas dress
Venus Williams dress by EleVen
Kei Nishikori and Shingo Kunieda Uniqlo outfit
Lleyton Hewitt C’mon outfit