Tennis fans can look forward to a high-quality quarterfinal match at the 2016 Australian Open as Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will be meeting for the 21st time in Melbourne on Tuesday.
The sport’s two biggest players both punched their quarterfinal ticket on Sunday as Maria Sharapova beat Belinda Bencic in a tight two-set encounter, while Serena Williams had no problems sweeping past Russia’s
In Hisense Arena, Agniezska Radwanska escaped an early exit from the tournament, trailing Anna-Lena Friedsam 2-5 in the third set when the German was suddenly hit by severe cramps, preventing her from finishing the match in proper fashion.
All that and more can be found in the photo gallery below:
OUR PHOTOS FROM THE PREVIOUS DAYS AT THE 2016 AUSTRALIAN OPEN:
- Saturday, January 23rd: Muguruza & Ivanovic drop out
- Friday, January 22nd: Sharapova & Serena enter the fourth round
- Thursday, January 21th: Siegemund & Zhang continue miracle runs + photos of many WTA stars
- Wednesday, January 20th: Sharapova & Serena move on, Kvitova out
- Tuesday, January 19th: First round wraps up, Simona Halep and Venus Williams crash out
- Monday, January 18th: Main draw play kicks off, Day 1
- Saturday, January 16th: Final stage of qualifying + Kids Day + Williams and Sharapova press conferences
- Friday, January 15th: Draw ceremony, player practices and qualifying action
- Thursday, January 14th: Women’s qualifying action kicks off
- Wednesday, January 13th: Stars practice in scorching temperatures
- Tuesday, January 12th: Melbourne warming up for the big event, player practices