Novak Djokovic is just cruising through the draw. On Saturday he advanced to the quarterfinals with aÂ 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 winÂ over Nicolas Almagro.
Agony ofÂ De-feet
He may have had some foot trouble, but Fernando Verdasco was no match for the virtually error-free Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-2, 6-3. Berdych will face Djokovic next in the quarterfinals.
After advancing to the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-4 over Latvian Anastasija Sevastova, Caroline Wozniacki told the press during her post-match news conference that she had been injured by a Kangaroo. Seems that wasn’t the real story bu the media believed it.
Later she posts on her twitter account:
Tweet – “Round 2 with the media:) hope you enjoyed my kangaroo story, hope you know i was just kidding:) see you on tuesday for round 3!”
With the story untrue and the media having already written about it, another news conference was called for Wozniacki to retract her false statement:
“I just wanted to clarify and say I’m sorry if I’ve caused any harm or made your job a little bit more difficult”
“I made it up because it sounded better than what actually happened. I walked into the treadmill.
“I’m sorry if I caused an inconvenience.Â I really didn’t mean to. I didn’t think you would believe it because I already told the Danish press and they know.”
Guess the media won this round.
Li Na Nails Azarenka
Na LiÂ makes it back to the quarterfinals. She’s the only player to reach the Australian Open women’s singles quarterfinals last year and this year. Na Li nailed Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-3.
Roger Federer reaches a record 27th straight major tournament quarterfinal with a 6-3, 3-6, 6- 6-2 victory over Tommy Robredo.
No Answers for Andy
Stanislas Wawrinka’s serve turned into Andy Roddick’s serve and his groundstrokes were almost perfection. Ninteenth seeded Wawrinka dominated and stunned 8th Roddick 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Wawrinka out aced Roddick 24-9. Wawrinka will take on countryman and Olympic gold medal doubles partner Roger Federer in the quarterfinal. With Roddick out, no Americans are left in the singles draw.
Upset special -Â Andrea Petkovic danced all over Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-3. Petkovic becomes the first German woman to reach the quarterfinals in the singles of a major tournament since Stefanie Graf in 1999.
Game, Set and Match of the Day and Match of the Tournament!
In an epic that should be an instant classic, Francesca Schiavone took 4 hours and 44 minutes and saved 6 match points to defeat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 1-6,16-14Â to advance to the Australian Open quarterfinals.Â The match set a record for the longest women’s match at a major in the open era. The final set alone lasted 3 hours.Â Up next for Schiavone is world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki.