2011 Australian Open - Day 12
Earning a 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1, 7-6 (2) victory over No. 7 David Ferrer of Spain, No. 5 Andy Murray of Great Britain advanced to the final of a Grand Slam tournament for the third time in his career. He was the Australian Open runner-up last year.
Finished just short of the finals
Prior to this year's semifinal run, No. 7 David Ferrer's best career Australian Open finish was in the quarterfinals in 2008. This time he lost on Day 12 to No. 5 Andy Murray in a four-set match that lasted 226 minutes.
Up and over
Blasting 60 winners to 63 unforced errors helped No. 5 Andy Murray of Great Britain book a trip into the championship match of the 2011 Australian Open.
Spain's David Ferrer won 141 points on Jan. 28, 2011, but Great Britain's Andy Murray won 152 and the match.
Living up to their billing
No. 1 Gisela Dulko of Argentina (right) and Flavia Pennetta of Italy (left) needed three sets to capture the women's doubles championship on Jan. 28, 2011. They beat No. 12 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and Maria Kirilenko of Russia, 2-6, 7-5, 6-1.
Reason for celebration
Winning the women's doubles title on Jan. 28, 2011 gave Italy's Flavia Pennetta (left) and Argentina's Gisela Dulko their first Slam championship.
Talking it over
No. 12 Maria Kirilenko of Russia (left) and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus won one more point than No. 1 Gisela Dulko of Argentina and Flavia Pennetta of Italy (90 to 89) but lost the championship match.
Covering the court
Flavia Pennetta (left) and Gisela Dulko hit 40 winners to 24 errors on Day 12. Opponents Victoria Azarenka and Maria Kirilenko hit 37 winners to 27 unforced errors.