Germany's Andrea Petkovic reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal but fell to China's Li Na, 62 64.
World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki rallied from 63 31 down against Francesca Schiavone in the quarterfinals.
Francesca Schiavone looked fresh as she led Caroline Wozniacki 63 31, but she eventually lost, 36 63 63.
Vera Zvonareva donned a black ribbon on her visor in memory of victims of the Moscow airport bombing.
Czech left-hander Petra Kvitova fell victim to No.2-ranked Vera Zvonareva in the quarterfinals, 62 64.
Having survived some early round thrillers, Agnieszka Radwanska's run came to an end in the quarters.
After beating Agnieszka Radwanska in the quarterfinals, Kim Clijsters was interviewed by Todd Woodbridge.
China's Li Na stepped away from the courts on a day off to enjoy traditional Chinese parade characters.
Kim Clijsters met a goanna during some down time. There are 30 species of goanna, 25 from Australia.
Kim Clijsters and an echidna. Also known as spiny anteaters, echidnas live in Australia and New Zealand.
Li Na crushed a backhand during her 36 75 63 upset of No.1-ranked Caroline Wozniacki in the semifinals.
Li Na saved a match point down 63 54 and won, becoming Asia's first Grand Slam singles finalist ever.
Kim Clijsters had lost to Vera Zvonareva in three of their last four meetings, but not this time.
Vera Zvonareva put her towel over her head during a changeover, one of her routines during a match.
Kim Clijsters beat Vera Zvonareva, 63 63, to reach her first Australian Open final in seven years.
Victoria Azarenka and Gisela Dulko crossed the net during the doubles final on Friday afternoon.
Flavia Pennetta and Gisela Dulko won their first Grand Slam title together at the Australian Open.
Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta rallied from 26 14 to beat Vika Azarenka and Maria Kirilenko, 26 75 61.
China's Li Na posed with her national flag after becoming Asia's first Grand Slam singles finalist.
Li Na's run to the Australian Open final is all over the front pages back in her home country.