2011 Australian Open - Day 9 action
In a match that lasted two hours and 30 minutes, No. 3 Novak Djokovic of Serbia dispatched No. 6 Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in straight sets, 6-1, 7-6 (5), 6-1.
While No. 6 Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic hit 29 winners to 32 unforced errors on Jan. 25, 2011, his opponent, No. 3 Novak Djokovic of Serbia smacked 34 winners to 21 unforced errors and earned the win.
In the right spot
No. 3 Novak Djokovic of Serbia converted five of 10 break point chances while getting broken only once himself in a three-set victory over No. 6 Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in the 2011 Australian Open quarterfinals.
Taking a step forward
Despite his Day 9 loss, Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic still enjoyed his best-ever performance at the Australian Open, making it into the quarterfinals for the first time after losing three previous times in the fourth round.
No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark came from a set and a break down to pull out a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over No. 6 Francesca Schiavone of Italy in Melbourne on Jan. 25, 2011.
Twists and turns
Italy's Francesca Schiavone, the No. 6 seed at the 2011 Australian Open, hit more winners than opponent No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark (41 to 13) but also hit many more unforced errors (46 to 15).
Ready for the return
In a match that lasted two hours and 24 minutes, Italy's Francesca Schiavone (right) won a total of 85 points. But her quarterfinals opponent, Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki, won 97 and the match in three sets.
Relieved followed her close escape against No. 6 Francesca Schiavone in the quarterfinals, No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark joked around in the press room.
No. 2 Roger Federer of Switzerland saved the only break point chance on his serve and broke compatriot No. 19 Stanislas Wawrinka on five of seven opportunities in a 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 victory on Jan. 25, 2011.
Out of reach
No. 19 Stanislas Wawrinka could only keep fellow Swiss player No. 2 Roger Federer on the court for 107 minutes in a straight-set defeat in Day 9 Australian Open action.
Spotlight on Federer
In his quarterfinal victory over No. 19 Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, fellow Swiss player No. 2 Roger Federer won 42 of 58 points on his first serve and 13 of 17 points on his second serve.
Although Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka had cruised to the quarterfinals without losing a single set -- including straight-set wins over No. 12 Gael Monfils and No. 8 Andy Roddick -- in his match against Switzerland's Roger Federer the No. 19 seed didn't win a single set.
Serving up a win
No. 9 Li Na of China won 25 of 34 points on her first serve and 10 of 18 points on her second serve in a 6-2, 6-4 victory over No. 30 Andrea Petkovic of Germany on Jan. 25, 2011.
Winning just 43 points while losing 65, No. 30 Andrea Petkovic of Germany was ousted in the quarterfinals by No. 9 Li Na of China on Day 9 at the 2011 Australian Open.
For the fans
After winning in straight sets over Germany's Andrea Petkovic on Jan. 25, 2011, China's Li Na took some time to sign autographs for the fans lining the court at Rod Laver Arena.
Waiting for it ...
No. 30 Andrea Petkovic hit two fewer winners than No. 9 Li Na of China (11 to 13) and five more unforced errors (20 to 15) in the German's Day 9 defeat.