Australian Open Day 9 photos

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Stanislas Wawrinka finished what he started last year. (Rick Rycroft/AP)

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

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

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

Tomas Berdych: The No. 7 seed beat Ferrer 6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

  • Published On Jan 21, 2014

    With the time difference (China is 7 hours ahead of Italy), if Li Na was born right after Midnight (Feb 26) and Pennetta was born late in the night (Feb 25) before 12 am of the next day, Li Na could be the older one... Just saying... someone please find out!