and becomes oldest woman to hold top ranking at age 31.

Serena with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

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.

In the other womens quarterfinal, Victoria Azarenka beats Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5 6-1.

Roger Federer reaches his 10th consecutive semifinal at Melbourne Park with a five set win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 4-6 7-6 3-6 6-3.
Andy Murray dispatches Jérémy Chardy in straight sets.

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

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.

The 2013 Nike Black History Month Collection mantra “Be Bold. Be True.” celebrates three athletes who are fearless in action and fueled by a purpose: Serena Williams, Didier Drogba and Kevin Durant.

Serena Williams provided creative inspiration for the Nike BHM Dunk Sky Hi which features a special pattern consisting of a tennis ball emanating with lighting bolts, showing how she empowers young women, especially through the secondary school she helped build in Kenya.

NIKE, Inc. will make a financial contribution to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America with proceeds from the Nike BHM Collection. The Nike BHM Dunk Sky Hi will debut beginning January 26.

Check out Serena Williams’ 2012 Black History Month Pack.

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