Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Australian Open glance
MELBOURNE, Australia -- A look at the 10th day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Wednesday:
WEATHER: Mostly sunny, high of 77 degrees. Thursday Forecast: Windy and hot, high of 99.
ATTENDANCE: Day session: 20,671. Night: 15,682. Total: 36,353.
WINNERS: Quarterfinals: Men's singles: No. 2 Roger Federer, No. 3 Andy Murray. Women's singles: No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, No. 29 Sloane Stephens. Men's doubles quarterfinals: No. 1 Bob and Mike Bryan.
LOSERS: Quarterfinals: Men's singles: No. 7 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Jeremy Chardy. Women's singles: No. 3 Serena Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova.
STAT OF THE DAY: 10 -- number of consecutive Australian Open semifinal appearances by Federer, extending his record.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I thought about it like for a nano-second" -- Williams on whether she thought about retiring during her loss to Stephens because of a back injury.
PLAYING THURSDAY: Men's singles semifinal: No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 4 David Ferrer; Women's singles semifinals: No. 2 Maria Sharapova vs. No. 6 Li Na, No. 1 Victoria Azarenka vs. No. 29 Sloane Stephens.