Women’s top seed, and overwhelming favorite coming into the tournament, Serena Williams was stunned in the fourth round by No. 14 Ana Ivanovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Though Serena came into this match hampered by a bad back, full credit goes to Ivanovic who had a brilliant performance on the day. The 26-year old Serbian now finds herself in the quarterfinals. Her opponent will be 19-year old Canadian Eugenie Bouchard. The 30th seed finds herself in the quarterfinals of a Slam for the first time after defeating Casey Dellacqua in three sets.
It’ll be the third Australian Open quarterfinals in four years for Li Na of China. The fourth seed will meet Flavia Pennetta after the Italian upset ninth seed Angelique Kerber.
On the men’s side Novak Djokovic continues his dominance with a 6-3, 6-0, 6-2 victory over No. 15 Fabio Fognini to advance to his 19th consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinals. Up next for the defending champion is eighth seed Stan Wawrinka who defeated Tommy Robredo in straight seeds.
Also through to the quarterfinals are No. 3 David Ferrer and No. 7 Tomas Berdych. The two will face each other after both had straight sets victory in the fourth round.