World number one Serena Williams muscled past Maria Sharapova for an 18th straight time Tuesday to set up an Australian Open semi-final against Agnieszka Radwanska, who has never beaten the dominant American.
Roger Federer reached his 12th Australian Open semi-final in 13 years with a clinical straight-sets win over Tomas Berdych on Tuesday.
Day eight of the Australian Open threw up a few surprises as fourth seed Stan Wawrinka was defeated by Canadian Milos Raonic while Madison Keys was shocked by unseeded Zhang Shuai. Here’s a look back on the men’s and women’s matches played on Monday.
Johanna Konta mounted a stirring comeback to upset Ekaterina Makarova 4-6 6-4 8-6 on Monday in an attritional battle and become the first British woman to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals in more than 30 years.
Andy Murray would not have continued playing at the Australian Open if his father-in-law’s health had deteriorated following his collapse at Rod Laver Arena, the world number two said on Monday.
Serena Williams has been inflicting pain on Maria Sharapova without let-up since 2004, and the world number one is in no mood to stop now.
Flying Frenchman Gael Monfils risked injury as he hurtled through to his first Australian Open quarter-final with a four-set win over Russian Andrey Kuznetsov on Monday.
Japanese star Kei Nishikori produced his best tennis of the tournament to breeze past former finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday.
Johanna Konta spurned the country of her birth to play tennis for Britain but the Sydney-born 24-year-old has enjoyed huge support from the Melbourne Park crowds during her run to the Australian Open fourth round.
Third seed Garbine Muguruza crashed out of the Australian Open on Saturday against Barbora Strycova, becoming the latest top-10 player to fall and putting her dream of a maiden Grand Slam title on hold.
Japanese hope Kei Nishikori emerged from a nearly three-hour battle with Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez to reach the fourth round at the Australian Open on Friday.
Lleyton Hewitt was ushered into retirement as Spain’s David Ferrer ended the Australian former world number one’s career with a 6-2 6-4 6-4 victory on an emotional night at Melbourne Park on Thursday.
Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are back in action at the Australian Open on Friday with comfortable looking hurdles to overcome to reach the fourth round.
World number two Andy Murray demolished big-serving Australian Sam Groth in straight sets to reach the third round at the Australian Open on Thursday.
Former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic was shaken up when a spectator was injured falling down the stairs on Rod Laver Arena but recovered her composure to ease into the third round at the Australian Open on Thursday.
World number one Novak Djokovic swept regally into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday before being forced to deny any involvement in the tennis match-fixing scandal that has dogged the first three days of the grand slam.
Banned UEFA president Michel Platini will continue to be paid “until further notice” despite being unable to carry out his duties, European football’s governing body said on Tuesday.
Roger Federer overcame some feisty resistance from Alexandr Dolgopolov to safely advance to the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-3 7-5 6-1 victory on Wednesday.
Defending champion Serena Williams ramped up her bid for a 22nd grand slam title with a dominant 6-1 6-2 win over unseeded Taiwanese Hsieh Su-wei to charge into the Australian Open third round on Wednesday.
Maria Sharapova declared herself free from the worry of a forearm injury after charging into the Australian Open third round on Wednesday.