A fan’s eye view of Day 8 at the Australian Open.
We’re at Day 8 already, which means that length wise the tournament is half over. On the plus side there is still half left to go!
Tomorrow’s quarter-finals are between:
- Li Na v Radwanska
- Sharapova v Makarova
- Djokovic v Berdych
- Ferrer v Almagro
Following today’s play, Wednesday’s quarter-finals are set:
- Azarenka v Kuznetsova
- Serena Williams v Stephens
- Chardy v Murray
- Tsonga v Federer
Notably there were four French players left in the draw today; Gasquet and Tsonga played each other on Rod Laver today with Tsonga the victor, Chardy defeated Seppi and Simon was defeated by Murray after his five hour match against Monfils on Saturday. Read more in The new French collection.
Going into tomorrow’s quarter-finals, Maria Sharapova has only dropped 5 games in total in eight sets. The pic below was taken on the practice courts today.
- View more photos of Maria Sharapova practicing
- Pics of Serena Williams practicing
- Pics from Stephens v Jovanovski
Have a look at the highlights from yesterday’s huge night session, including the incredible match between Djokovic and Wawrinka (gotta admit, waking up this morning it still feels like it only just finished.)
The players talk about being in the second week of a slam
The Seeds playing today
- No.1 seed Victoria Azarenka d Elena Vesnina 6-1, 6-1
- No.3 seed Serena Williams d Maria Kirilenko 6-2, 6-0
- No.2 seed Roger Federer d Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6, 6-2
- No.3 seed Andy Murray d Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-1, 6-3
Hopefully there will be nothing to report, but if there is you’ll find it here.
Australian Open Day 8 Schedule
Rod Laver Arena Day Session
- Svetlana Kuznetsova d Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
- Victoria Azarenka d Elena Vesnina 6-1, 6-1
- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga d Richard Gasquet 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Rod Laver Arena Night Session
- Serena Williams d Maria Kirilenko 6-2, 6-0
- Roger Federer v Milos Raonic
- Jeremy Chardy d Andreas Seppi 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
- Sloane Stephens d Bojana Jovanovski 6-1, 3-6, 7-5
- Andy Murray d Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-1, 6-3
Updates from 2013 Australian Open so far
Other Tennis News
David Ferrer, article from The Age on “The Best of the Rest”
”I am top four because Rafael [Nadal] is injured a long time,” Ferrer said, beating even the quickest critics by putting an asterisk alongside his name.
Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/sport/tennis/best-of-the-rest-20130120-2d1eg.html#ixzz2IYrAnQPS
Murray named 2012 IWTA Ambassador of the Year.
Aussie junior tennis ace is new world No.1
Sloane Stephens / Laura Robson
Stephens Robson felt like Fed-Nadal
Saville hits with Roger Federer
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