Taiwanese teenager Cho I-hsuan and her partner Ayumi Miyamoto of Japan won their quarterfinal game in the junior girls' doubles at the Australian Open Wednesday to advance to the semifinals.
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are 22-all in career head-to-heads, have nine Australian Open titles between them, and warmed up for a semifinal meeting with clinical quarterfinal wins.
The Australian Open has once again delivered heartbreak to Taiwan's Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然), an accomplished doubles player still seeking an elusive Grand Slam tennis title.
Two nights after his father-in-law was rushed to the hospital from a nearby court while Andy Murray was playing at the Australian Open, the four-time finalist put personal distractions aside for long enough to beat Bernard Tomic and advance to the quarterfinals.
Novak Djokovic survived a frustrating five-setter against Gilles Simon at the Australian Open on Sunday, spraying 100 unforced errors on Rod Laver Arena before reaching the quarterfinals for the 27th consecutive Grand Slam.
The UK's Andy Murray advanced to the fourth round and left the court immediately to check on the welfare of his father-in-law, who needed urgent medical treatment while watching Ana Ivanovic play on a nearby court at the Australian Open.
Swiss teen Belinda Bencic has been thrust into the global spotlight at a young age, but she is adamant she can handle the pressure with her main focus on winning games and staying humble.
Andy Murray raced through his second-round match like he was in a hurry to get somewhere, winning 6-0, 6-4, 6-1 against an Aussie who was playing on Rod Laver Arena for the first time.
As the tennis world reels from match-fixing claims, fresh scandals have embroiled cricket, sparking skepticism of efforts to tackle corruption that has plagued the "gentleman's game" in recent years.
Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams stormed into the Australian Open third round on Wednesday as tennis authorities came under fire over their efforts to fight match-fixing.