2011 Australian Open - Day 8 action
No. 1 Rafael Nadal of Spain balanced 26 winners with 21 unforced errors as he cruised to a 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 Day 8 victory over No. 15 Marin Cilic of Croatia.
Feeling the pressure
Unable to convert either of his break point opportunities, No. 15 Marin Cilic of Croatia bowed out in straight sets in the fourth round against No. 1 Rafael Nadal of Spain.
On the run
No. 3 Kim Clijsters of Belgium captured a 7-6 (3), 6-2 victory in the fourth round of the 2011 Australian Open, winning 78 points and losing 59 against Russia's Ekaterina Makarova.
End of the line
Competing in the fourth round of the Australian Open was the best career Grand Slam performance by Russia's Ekaterina Makarova, but she couldn't advance farther than that. She hit 17 winners to 36 unforced errors in a straight-set defeat against No. 3 Kim Clijsters of Belgium.
No. 5 Andy Murray of Great Britain blasted 30 winners to just 10 unforced errors as he dominated No. 11 Jurgen Melzer of Austria in a 6-3, 6-1, 6-1 victory on Jan. 24, 2011.
While he was broken seven times, No. 11 Jurgen Melzer of Austria converted just one of eight break point chances in a straight-set defeat against No. 5 Andy Murray of Great Britain at the 2011 Australian Open.
In addition to winning 16 of her 22 net approaches, No. 2 Vera Zvonareva of Russia converted five of seven break point chances in a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic on Jan. 24, 2011.
Hitting just 15 winners to 24 unforced errors didn't help Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic in her fourth-round, straight-set defeat against No. 2 Vera Zvonareva of Russia on Jan. 24, 2011.
In winning form
Blasting 50 winners to 23 unforced errors on Day 8, Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine upset No. 4 Robin Soderling of Sweden in five sets, 1-6, 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. Soderling hit 34 winners to 51 unforced errors in the match.
He hadn't dropped a single set in the three games leading up to his fourth-round match against the Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov, but No. 4 Robin Soderling of Sweden lost three sets and the match on Jan. 24, 2011. Broken nine times, he was ousted in five sets, 1-6, 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.
Hitting 46 winners to 43 unforced errors helped No. 25 Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic come from a set down to earn a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over No. 22 Flavia Pennetta of Italy on Jan. 24, 2011.
No. 22 Flavia Pennetta of Italy converted only one of her eight break point chances and was broken three times by No. 25 Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in Day 8 action.
Reason to celebrate
No. 7 David Ferrer of Spain earned a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 victory in Day 8 action, winning a total of 131 points and losing 109 against Canada's Milos Raonic.
Going for it
While Canada's Milos Raonic smacked 57 winners, including 15 aces, in his fourth-round match, he also hit 68 unforced errors. Opponent David Ferrer had 23 winners to just 10 unforced errors in a four-set victory.
Into the quarters
No. 12 Agnieszaka Radwanska of Poland moved into the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the fourth time in her career, earning a 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 victory over China's Peng Shuai in the fourth round of the 2011 Australian Open.
The wrong spot
China's Peng Shuai hit more winners than fourth-round opponent No. 12 Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland (47 to 37), but she also hit more unforced errors (45 to 40) in a 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 defeat.