A.Radwanska beats Ivanovic, plays Li Na in Australian Open QFs

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Serbian 13th seed Ana Ivanovic played the 4th seeded Pole Agnieszka Radwanska on Rod Laver Arena on Day 7 of the Australian Open on Sunday evening. Ivanovic started play and was immediately broken by the ever consistent Radwanska, playing her own style and missing almost nothing. Games then went with serve until the Pole broke again for 5-2 and she served out the set to love with an ace for 6-2. The second set started in exactly the same way as the first, but games then went with serve 5-4 in Radwanska’s favour, when she again served out with an ace to seal the set at 6-4. The match lasted one hour and ten minutes with Radwanska serving 7 aces without any doubles, to Ivanovic’s 4 and 2 respectively. The Pole also won 5 out of 6 break points, but the Serb failed on all seven opportunities given to her. After her thirteenth consecutive win since the beginning of the year, Radwanska will meet Na Li in the quarters.

In another fourth round match, played on the Hisense Arena, the German 18th seed Julia Goerges, took on Na Li of China, the 6th seed. In a match which showcased some fine power tennis, Goerges broke Li in the first game, but Li broke back and went on to lead 4-1 before Goerges won three games in a row to level. Game then went with serve, which resulted in a tie break, which Li won 8-6 after the German had had a set point. Goerges started the second set, but Li broke immediately and went on to a 4-0 lead but the German managed to get on the scoreboard to trail 1-4. Li strolled through the next two games for the set at 6-1.

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