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Moments at Australian Open Day 7

2013-01-21 11:04

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Stars to remember on Day 7

Moments at Australian Open Day 7

Li Na

Six-seeded Li Na reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinals in one year and a half on Sunday with a 7-6, 6-1 win over German 18th seed Julia Goerges and will play Agnieszka Radwanska, who Li regarded as a clever opponent and had just overpowered her in Sydney International semifinals, for a place in the Australian Open semifinals.

Moments at Australian Open Day 7
 Jiang Shan
Li Na's husband Jiang Shan filled the breach after Li's split with Danish coach Michael Mortensen, who guided her to the French Open win. Jiang has since withdrawn to allow the retired Justine Henin's former coach Carlos Rodriguez take the reins. The new arrangement has been beneficial for all parties while harmonizing the player's marriage.

Moments at Australian Open Day 7

Novak Djokovic

Defending champion Novak Djokovic had to dig deep into the wells of his ironman reserve again this year and fought back when 15th-ranked Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, who taken an early 6-1 5-2 lead, pushed him to his limits in a five hour, five-set thriller that ended till midnight.

Moments at Australian Open Day 7
Stanislas Wawrinka
A teary Stanislas Wawrinka was adamant there was nothing more he could have done to beat Novak Djokovic after going down to the defending champion in a late-night thriller at the Australian Open on Sunday. "I think it's by far the best match I ever played, especially in five sets against the number one player."

Moments at Australian Open Day 7 
Junior player Lee Duck-hee
South Korean youngster Lee Duck-hee dreams of life at the top of the tennis world. It is a dream shared by elite junior players the world over, but what makes Lee different is that he is deaf. But the 14-year-old who has been deaf from birth refuses to make a big deal of his disability.


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