For both the veteran, Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, and the newcomer, Jennifer Brady, it's a completely unexpected position to be in: Playing for a spot in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
Andy Murray showed no signs of trouble with his sore ankle as he advanced to the round of 16 at the Australian Open for the ninth straight year, avoiding an upset against Sam Querrey on a mild Friday afternoon.
The stark reality of an Australian Open third round without Novak Djokovic -- for the first time in 11 years -- hits home on Saturday when the remaining players in his half of the draw, Rafael Nadal and Milos Raonic among them, attempt to advance to the second week of the tournament.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic was sensationally knocked out in the second round of the Australian Open by unheralded Uzbek Denis Istomin in a major shock on Thursday.
Roger Federer was made to work by 200th-ranked Noah Rubin at the Australian Open on Wednesday -- and it was no cakewalk for birthday girl Angelique Kerber either.
Italian Andreas Seppi avenged a five-set loss two years ago with an epic victory to dump wayward home hope Nick Kyrgios out of the Australian Open on Wednesday.
Serena Williams is choosing her moments carefully. Deep contemplation on her recent engagement, she says, can wait until after the Australian Open.
In his first Grand Slam match with the elevated status of having a knighthood and the No. 1 ranking, Andy Murray berated himself when he made mistakes and frequently yelled during his 7-5, 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Illya Marchenko.
Venus Williams has given her seal of approval to younger sister Serena's fiancee, calling Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian a "super nice guy".
A glowing Serena Williams said she's so focused on trying to win another Grand Slam title she hasn't let her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian sink in.