Britain's Andy Murray faced down his Grand Slam nemesis Roger Federer in an electrifying five-set thriller to reach the Australian Open final on Friday night.
Novak Djokovic produced some of the best tennis of his career and wasted little time in advancing to his third successive Australian Open final with a 6-2 6-2 6-1 destruction of fourth seed David Ferrer in 89 minutes on Thursday.
A day after earning the biggest win of her career, American teenager Sloane Stephens faces another massive challenge when she meets defending champion Victoria Azarenka in the Australian Open semifinals on Thursday.
Victoria Azarenka brought Sloane Stephens's Melbourne Park fairytale to an end on Thursday, overcoming injury niggles and an attack of nerves to advance to the Australian Open final against China's Li Na.
Serena Williams's Australian Open ended with her ankle swollen to the size of a balloon, back spasms and a quarterfinal loss to a young pretender on Wednesday.
Transforming trailblazer Li Na from a hot-headed one-Slam wonder into a cold-blooded winner of multiple major titles is the end game for coach Carlos Rodriguez.
After making the semifinals of a Grand Slam for the first time in 18 months, Li Na has become the happy, humorous Chinese ace of the courts again.
Federer delivered a lesson to the next generation at the Australian Open, extending his record to a 35th consecutive grand slam quarter-final after Serena set up a clash with her would-be successor.
Victoria Azarenka returned to her merciless best with a crushing win over Russian Elena Vesnina to make the Australian Open quarterfinals on Monday.
Novak Djokovic once had a reputation for wilting when the physical strain became too much - not anymore.
South Korean youngster Lee Duck-hee dreams of life at the top of the tennis world. It is a dream shared by elite junior players the world over, but what makes Lee different is that he is deaf.
Silencing the voices of doubt that plague Li Na's mind has been mission impossible at times for coaches and her husband Jiang Shan, but the 30-year-old appears to have found harmony on and off the court.