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.
Novak Djokovic will avoid having to play Roger Federer or Andy Murray until the Australian Open final as he bids for an unprecedented hat trick of titles at the season-opening Grand Slam tennis tournament.