MELBOURNE, Australia — Stanislas Wawrinka on Tuesday snapped a 14-match losing streak to three-time defending Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic and advanced to his second Grand Slam semifinal in a row. That’s not a bad day’s work.
Also Tuesday, 19-year-old Eugenie Bouchard rallied past Ana Ivanovic to make her first major semifinal; Tomas Berdych held off No. 3 David Ferrer to become the first active man outside the Big Four to reach the semifinals at all four Slams; and Li Na cruised past Flavia Pennetta to move within one victory of a third trip to the final.
Here are some of our favorite photos from Day 9 at the Australian Open.
Stanislas Wawrinka: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail Better.” (Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
Novak Djokovic: He roared back to life to take the fourth set and break early in the fifth. But he played a terrible service game to give back the break and lost on a high forehand volley that he sent wide. (Aaron Favila/AP)
Novak Djokovic: But through it all he was still bendy. (Eugene Hoshiko/AP)
Eugenie Bouchard: Often in the shadow of her peers, Bouchard is this year’s Generation Next representative in the semifinals. (Eugene Hoshiko/AP)
Eugenie Bouchard: Is she hitting or catching? We’ll never know. (Eugene Hoshiko/AP)
Flavia Pennetta (left) and Li Na: Mutual respect from two veterans born a day apart. Li would like you to know that she’s the younger one. (Rick Rycroft/AP)
Li Na, Flavia Pennetta: Li outclassed Pennetta 6-2, 6-2. (Eugene Hoshiko/AP)
Eugenie Bouchard: She told reporters that she spent her offseason getting more power on her serve. (Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
Sara Errani (left) and Roberta Vinci: “MINE!” (Matt King/Getty Images)
Tomas Berdych: The No. 7 seed beat Ferrer 6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)