Australian Open Day 5 Gallery
Two Grand Slam greats bowed out and the on-court drama heated up on a toasty Friday.
Published January 21, 2011 12:00
Caroline Wozniacki beat Dominika Cibulkova early on, 64 63, avenging a loss from Sydney last week.
Francesca Schiavone was the second woman into the second week, beating the crafty Monica Niculescu.
Svetlana Kuznetsova took it to Justine Henin on Rod Laver Arena, defying a 2-16 head-to-head record.
Justine Henin had been 27-0 in her career in Grand Slam third round matches; she is now 27-1.
Victoria Azarenka cruised into the fourth round with a straight set win over Chanelle Scheepers.
Li Na extended her perfect start to 2011, improving to 8-0 with a win over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.
Julia Goerges went toe to toe with Maria Sharapova on Hisense, taking a tight first set, 6-4.
Maria Sharapova fought back after losing the first set to Julia Goerges, building a 46 64 40 lead.
Julia Goerges closed the gap from 0-4 to 4-5 in the third set but wound up falling, 46 64 64.
Venus Williams met the press on a disappointing note Friday night after retiring from her match.