Australian Open Quarterfinals Radwanska, Williams, Navarro


For the fifth time in six years, Radwanska advanced to the quarterfinals in the Australian Open. Fourth ranked Agnieszka Radwanska advanced after defeating Anna-Lena Friedman. Friedman suffered from cramps only to later receive a time warning and then a point penalty. Radwanska later clinched the match despite trailing 5 -2 in the final set to follow by playing the winner of Sunday night’s match between Daria Gavrilova and Carla Suarez Navarro.

Tenth ranked Carla Suarez Navarro recovered after a slow start to win against Daria Gavrilova, the Spitzer through to the quarterfinals where she will play Agnieszka Radwanska.

Novak Djokovic advanced to the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the 27th successive time after his victory over Gilles Simon. Djokovic, despite its 100 unforced errors reached the final eight where he now faces a match against Kei Nishikori.

Six-time defending champion Serena Williams is through to the quarterfinals after a win over Margarita Gasparyan in a match that lasted 55 minutes in the Rod Laver Arena. Williams lost her service in the opening game, but found her strength to set up a rematch of last year’s final with Sharapova, who defeated Bencic in the preceding match.

Ana Ivanovic’s coach and Andy Murray’s father in law is expected to be released from hospital only one day after he collapsed during the third round match of Ivanovic. He has also been cleared to return to the United Kingdom in a day or two. His medical condition stopped Ivanovic’s match although Murray could finish his match in the Margaret Court Arena, before checking on Sears. He did not stay for interviews, but gave a few autographs before leaving the court. His wife Kim is due to give birth to their first child next month and he already said that he would miss a match gladly to be present at the birth.

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