Friday, January 18, 2013
Australian Open glance
MELBOURNE, Australia -- A look at the fifth day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Friday:
WEATHER: Cloudy, some brief light rain, high of 72 degrees. Saturday Forecast: Cloudy, high of 74.
ATTENDANCE: Day session: 43,904. Night: 26,522. Total: 70,426.
WINNERS: Men's singles: No. 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 4 David Ferrer, No. 5 Tomas Berdych, No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic, No. 10 Nicholas Almagro, No. 15 Stanislas Wawrinka, No. 16 Kei Nishikori. Women's singles: No. 2 Maria Sharapova, No. 4 Agnieskza Radwanska, No. 5 Angelique Kerber, No. 6 Li Na, No. 13 Ana Ivanovic, No. 18 Julia Goerges (18), No. 19 Ekaterina Makarova
LOSERS: Men's singles: No. 20 Sam Querrey, No. 22 Fernando Verdasco, No. 24 Jerzy Janowicz, No. 26 Jurgen Melzer, No. 28 Marcos Baghdatis, No. 31 Radek Stepanek, No. 32 Julien Benneteau. Women's singles: No. 11 Marion Bartoli, No. 22 Jelena Jankovic, No. 25 Venus Williams, No. 27 Sorana Cirstea.
STAT OF THE DAY: 4: number of games Sharapova has conceded en route to the fourth round, the fewest since Steffi Graf in 1989.
QUOTE OF THE DAY -- "He cheated the sport. He cheated many people around the world with his career, with his life story " -- Djokovic on the doping admissions by cyclist Lance Armstrong.
PLAYING SATURDAY: No. 2 Roger Federer vs. Bernard Tomic, No. 3 Andy Murray vs. qualifier Ricardas Berankis; No. 1 Victoria Azarenka vs. Jamie Hampton, No. 3 Serena Williams vs. Ayumi Morita.