AO Gallery: Moments From Melbourne
Breakthroughs, big matches, big moments - the Australian Open had it all. Have a look back at some of the images that captured those moments from Melbourne right here.
Published February 05, 2013 12:00
Kimiko Date-Krumm became the second-oldest woman, Open Era, to reach the third round of a Slam.
Maria Sharapova became the third woman, Open Era, to record back-to-back 60 60 wins at a Slam.
Ana Ivanovic made it through to the second week for the fifth time in her last six Grand Slams.
Another Serb, Bojana Jovanovski, reached the second week of a Grand Slam for the first time.
Ivanovic's run came to an end against Agnieszka Radwanska in a night match on Rod Laver Arena.
And Jovanovski's run came to an end against another player who made a big breakthrough Down Under.
Sloane Stephens had never been past the fourth round of a Slam, but went much further in Melbourne.
Stephens beat Jovanovski to set up a quarterfinal with the biggest WTA legend still playing...
And after three long sets, Serena Williams' own run came to an end against Stephens, 36 75 64.
Stephens became the first American teenager into the semis of a Slam since Williams back in 2001.
But at the end of the day it was two other players who made the final bout - firstly, Li Na.
Victoria Azarenka beat Stephens to make the final and outlasted Li to win the title, 46 64 63.