Serena Williams avenged her heaviest Grand Slam defeat with a comeback 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Garbine Muguruza on Monday to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals.
Dominika Cibulkova reproduced the kind of tennis that helped her reach the final last year as she beat two-time champion Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Monday.
China's top ranked women's tennis player, Peng Shuai, has revealed she is disappointed to exit the Australian Open after a fourth-round defeat to Maria Sharapova on Sunday.
With Li Na in retirement and not defending her title at the Australian Open, there are far fewer Chinese flags and fans with painted faces in the stands at Melbourne Park.
For the first time in a dozen years, Roger Federer won't be featuring in the Australian Open semifinals after being beaten 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (5) Friday in the third round by Andreas Seppi.
Second seed Roger Federer was bundled out of the Australian Open third round by Italian Andreas Seppi on Friday.
Peng Shuai equaled her best result in Australian Open Friday after she breezed into the last 16, beating Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova 7-6, 6-3.
With Li Na in retirement and not defending her title at the Australian Open, there are far fewer Chinese flags and fans with red-and-yellow-streaked faces in the stands at Melbourne Park.
Eugenie Bouchard's jaw dropped a little and her eyes went wide when the male presenter conducting her on-court interview at the Australian Open made an unusual request: "Can you give us a twirl?"
An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open.
Rafael Nadal persevered through stomach cramps to fend off American qualifier Tim Smyczek 6-2, 3-6, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 7-5 in a second-round match Wednesday at the Australian Open.
Chinese Peng Shuai on Wednesday morning crushed Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1, 6-1 to reach the women's singles third round of the Australian Open, four years after the last time she did that.