Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Australian Open glance
MELBOURNE, Australia -- A look at the third day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Wednesday:
WEATHER: Sunny with a high temperature of 77 degrees. Thursday Forecast: High of 97.
ATTENDANCE: Day session: 47,167.
WINNERS: Men's singles: No. 4 David Ferrer, No. 5 Tomas Berdych, No. 10 Nicolas Almagro, No. 15 Stanislas Wawrinka, No. 16 Kei Nishikori, No. 20 Sam Querrey, No. 24 Jerzy Janowicz, No. 26 Jurgen Melzer, No. 28 Marcos Baghdatis, No. 32 Julien Benneteau.
Women's singles: No. 2 Maria Sharapova, No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 5 Angelique Kerber, No. 6 Li Na, No. 11 Marion Bartoli, No. 13 Ana Ivanovic, No. 18 Julia Goerges, No. 19 Ekaterina Makarova, No. 22 Jelena Jankovic, No. 27 Sorana Cirstea.
LOSERS: Men's singles: No. 23 Mikhail Youzhny. Women's singles: No. 9 Samantha Stosur, No. 15 Dominika Cibulkova, No. 23 Klara Zakopalova, No. 30 Tamira Paszek.
STAT OF THE DAY: 0 -- number of games Sharapova has conceded in two matches in reaching the third round.
QUOTE OF THE DAY -- "He's the last person that deserves anything like that with his five or six surgeries already" -- Sam Querrey on his 2nd-round opponent, injury-plagued fellow American Brian Baker, who was forced to retire from their match with a meniscus tear in his right knee.
PLAYING THURSDAY: No. 2 Roger Federer, No. 3 Andy Murray, No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, No. 3 Serena Williams.