Top-seeded Novak Djokovic fought back from a set and 5-2 down to beat Stanislas Wawrinka over five sets in five hours at the Australian Open and advance to his 15th straight tennis Grand Slam quarterfinal.
Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak to 17 matches yesterday at the Australian Open, where Maria Sharapova routed Venus Williams 6-1, 6-3 to tie the record for fewest games lost in the first three rounds.
Maria Sharapova moved to the third round of the Australian Open with the first back-to-back shutouts in a major in almost three decades. Former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur extended a run of flops at her home Grand Slam.
Novak Djokovic began his bid for a third straight Australian Open title with a straight-set victory and Maria Sharapova won 6-0, 6-0 to race into round two of the season-opening tennis Grand Slam tournament in Melbourne.
Roger Federer won the Swiss Indoors tennis final today to end a 10-month wait for a title, while Ana Ivanovic celebrated her 24th birthday by taking the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions title for a second straight year.
Top-seeded Roger Federer was knocked out of the U.S. Open by Tomas Berdych, ending a summer run that included a Wimbledon title, an Olympic silver medal and a return to the No. 1 world ranking in tennis.
Second-ranked Roger Federer gained points on Rafael Nadal in the men’s tennis rankings by winning his home tournament in Basel. Former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic returned to the top 20 for the first time in a year.