2011 Australian Open - Day 11
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic knocked Switzerland's Roger Federer out in the semifinals of a Grand Slam event for the third time in his career, capturing a 7-6 (3), 7-5, 6-4 victory over the defending champion. Djokovic won the Australian Open title in 2008, the last time he beat Federer Down Under.
No. 2 Roger Federer of Switzerland hit 35 winners to 44 unforced errors in a straight-set defeat against No. 3 Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Jan. 27, 2011.
While No. 3 Novak Djokovic won just eight more points than No. 2 Roger Federer in their semifinal match (119 to 111), he didn't lose a single set against the Swiss player in their 180-minute match.
No. 2 Roger Federer of Switzerland converted three of his 10 break point chances but was broken on five of 14 chances by No. 3 Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Jan. 27, 2011.
All lined up
Hitting 29 winners to 35 unforced errors helped No. 3 Novak Djokovic of Serbia advance to the Australian Open final for the second time in his career. He won in 2008 and lost in the quarterfinals each of the past two years before making it back to the championship match this time around.
Down and out
His semifinal defeat means that for the first time since 2003, Roger Federer will not hold any of the Grand Slam singles titles.
Displaying athleticism and speed, Serbia's Novak Djokovic battled his way past Switzerland's Roger Federer on Jan. 27, 2011.
Down a set and a break, No. 9 Li Na of China saved a match point against her and rallied to claim a 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory over No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the semifinals of the 2011 Australian Open. The win made her the first Chinese player ever to reach the championship of a Grand Slam singles match.
On the wrong side
No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki's quest for her first career Slam singles title ended in the semis. She hit just 10 winners to 24 unforced errors in a Day 11 match against No. 9 Li Na that lasted two hours and 35 minutes.
Within her reach
China's Li Na, the No. 9 seed, hit 42 winners to 51 unforced errors in her Day 11 victory over No. 1 Carolina Wozniacki of Denmark in Melbourne action.
Although she broke China's Li Na six times and lost just five fewer points, Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki was broken seven times herself in a three-set defeat.
Matching 18 winners with 18 unforced errors was good enough for No. 3 Kim Clijsters of Belgium to knock out No. 2 Vera Zvonareva of Russia by a 6-3, 6-3 score on Jan. 27, 2011.
Out of reach
The runner up in each of the previous two Grand Slam tournaments, Russia's Vera Zvonareva wasn't able to make it to her third straight major final, bowing out in the semis in 73 minutes against Belgium's Kim Clijsters.
Cruise control Down Under
Broken just once by Russia's Vera Zvonareva, Belgium's Kim Clijsters converted four of her seven break point opportunities to advance to her second career Australian Open final (she was the runner-up in 2004) and seventh Slam championship match overall (she has won three times at the U.S. Open).
Hitting 21 unforced errors to 14 winners wasn't a strong enough performance for No. 2 Vera Zvonareva to fight past No. 3 Kim Clijsters in the Australian Open semifinals in Melbourne.