AO Gallery: Getting Down To Business
It's the business end of the Australian Open and some players are already booking spots in finals - including Casey Dellacqua and Ashleigh Barty. See all the best pics right here.
Published January 23, 2013 12:00
The singles quarterfinals wrapped up on Wednesday afternoon at Melbourne Park.
Svetlana Kuznetsova took on Victoria Azarenka in the first quarterfinal of the day.
Azarenka rebounded from 1-4 in the first set to beat Kuznetsova in straights, 75 61.
Next up was Serena Williams, who stormed out to a 63 20 lead on Sloane Stephens.
But Stephens hung around while Williams began struggling with a back injury...
Stephens pulled off a 36 75 64 shocker over Williams to move into the semifinals.
The semifinals of singles take place on Thursday, and Maria Sharapova is preparing.
Sharapova hit the practice courts the day before facing Li Na for a spot in the final.
Sloane Stephens delighted the crowds on Laver then did the same in the press room.
Casey Dellacqua and Ashleigh Barty joined Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in the doubles final.