U.S. teenager Sloane Stephens yesterday reached her first tennis Grand Slam quarterfinal at the Australian Open, where she’ll play five-time champion Serena Williams for a spot in the final four.
Justine Henin was knocked out of the Australian Open tennis tournament today by Svetlana Kuznetsova, losing 6-4, 7-6 (10-8) in a third-round match.
Svetlana Kuznetsova opened her French Open tennis title defense with a straight-sets victory over Sorana Cirstea .
Former champion Maria Sharapova was one game away from elimination before coming back to beat Garbine Muguruza and move to her fourth straight French Open tennis semifinal.
Agnieszka Radwanska’s loss at the French Open leaves the second week of a Grand Slam without the top three women’s seeds for the first time since tennis turned professional in 1968.
Former champion Roger Federer fought back to beat Gilles Simon in five sets and keep alive his pursuit of a second French Open title.
U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur of Australia started her quest for a first French Open title with a straight-sets win over Britain’s Elena Baltacha. Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova also won.
Maria Sharapova yesterday set an Australian Open record to advance to a semifinal against Li Na, who ended Agnieszka Radwanska’s perfect start to the tennis season.
"I have nothing to lose, she has all the pressure."
- Svetlana Kuznetsova on Jan 20, 2013