Justine Henin of Belgium defeated Nadia Petrova of Russia 7-6 7-5 in straight sets. Petrova played well to reach the quarterfinals she had impressive wins over Kim Clijsters and Svetlana Kuznetsova. However, Justine is such a great champion she played well when it mattered the most on the big points. Justine leads the head to head series with Petrova 13-2. The end result was never in doubt though, Justine is just an awesome champion.
Meanwhile, Zie Zheng of China continues her impressive performance at the Australian Open! Zheng dismissed the Russian Maria Kirilenko 6-1 6-3 to reach her second career grand slam semifinal. In the year 2008, Zheng reached the Wimbledon semifinals. I think Zheng is awesome she has so much talent. Although, Zheng is small, she has compact groundstrokes, excellent footwork, and good power.
Roger Federer, The Williams Sisters, Nikolay Davydenko, & Novak Djokovic all advance to the Australian Open Quarterfinals.
Serena Williams of the United States, she blasted Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-4 6-2. Stosur defeated Serena the last time they played in the quaterfinals at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford California. Serena’s opponent in the quarterfinals will be Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, she defeated Vera Zvonareva of Russia 4-6 6-4 6-0.
Venus Williams regrouped to defeat Francesca Schivanone of Italy 3-6 6-2 6-1. Li stunned the number four women’s seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-4 6-3 in straight sets. Venus will face Li in the quarterfinals.
Meanwhile, Roger Federer of Switzerland destroyed Lleyton Hewitt of Australia 6-2 6-3 -6-4 in straight sets. Now Roger has defeated Lleyton fifteen times in a row. Roger leads their head to head series 17-7. Nikolay Davydenko of Russia espaced in a tough five set win over Fernando Verdasco of Spain 6-2 7-5 4-6 6-7 6-3 he will face Roger in the quarterfinals.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia he is quietly moving through his section of th draw he brushed aside Lukaz Kubot of Poland 6-1 6-2 7-5. Djokoivc next opponent will be Jo Wilfried Tsonga of France he defeated Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-3 6-4 4-7 6-7 9-7.