The four quarter-finalists are set in the top halves of both draws with a final rematch all set between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova in the women’s draw. I failed in my attempts to stay up for Sharapova-Bencic but did wake up at 3.30am with my body desperate to know the result. It’s been a fun tournament but i’m flagging! Anyway, here are some memorable media moments and thoughts from day 7 at the 2016 Australian Open.
I really enjoyed the Radwanska-Friedsam match with Radwanska rallying from 2-5 down in the third set to prevail, 6-7(6) 6-1 7-5. In particular, the first set was super and featured many fun points. It had a rough ending though with Friedsam cramping and in tears.
Full credit to the composure that Carla Suárez Navarro showed in coming back from a bagel first set to defeat Daria Gavrilova in three sets. It all just seemed to get on top of Dasha in that third set who looked a bit overrawed, a bit tired and was too impatient against an opponent barely making any errors. WTA Reactions was certainly kept busy in this one… the third one is my favourite!
Going back a round, here’s some great photos from the Gavrilova-Mladenovic match by Grand Slam Gal.
Sharapova edged Bencic in the first match of the day on Rod Laver Arena. It had a pretty eventful ending with a successful Sharapova challenge on match point and a huge celebration.
Overall, a very good tournament for Belinda… I love this!
And hahaha at Belinda in press.
Serena’s flying through this draw. Here’s a fun interview with Rennae Stubbs after her win over Gasparyan.
@NishikoriGIF on Twitter is a fun follow and this is one of my favourites… random but awesome!
Hahahaha at Boris!
I’m ending with a rant… while it’s great to have all the courts available via the Eurosport Player, the highlights and catch-up functions have been really disappointing this year. I remember being able to watch full matches back last year (granted the streams were very unstable) but there is barely anything this year. Furthermore, i’ve found that most of the highlights on the Australian Open YouTube page are restricted in my country and the ones they do have are NOT GOOD! Aside from Wimbledon when i’m normally lucky enough to be on holiday, Grand Slams are so difficult to follow when i’m asleep or at work.. is it just me who is struggling this week???