I’ve been waiting for that shock to wake up to in the morning and it finally came… while Angelique Kerber was the higher seed, most were expecting Victoria Azarenka to build on her 6-0 head-to-head lead. Kerber produced a superb display to win in straight sets. It will be a battle of the K’s in the semi-final with Kerber taking on Johanna Konta. Here are my ten highlights from day 10 at the Australian Open. I’ll try and get a preview for Kerber v Konta (which i’m excited about!) out later today.
I am chuffed for Kerber and her fans. These pictures are wonderful to see 🙂
Kerber’s on-court interview with Rennae Stubbs was great… I’ve never seen her so animated!
And let’s not forget that Kerber faced MATCH POINT in the first round match against Misaki Doi,
I liked Azarenka’s press conference where she took full ownership of the loss.
Moving onto the second quarter-final and Jo Konta beat Shuai Zhang, 6-4 6-1. The hug at the net was wonderful!
Konta’s on-court interview was also a memorable one with Sam Smith asking her about the unusual serve preparation.
A quick word though for Zhang who lit up this year’s Australian Open with her story. I really hope she can use this as a stepping stone for the future.
And here’s Zhang’s final press conference. It was nice to hear more about her friendship with Sam Stosur.
And finally, another of this year’s AO storyline makers, Daria Gavrilova, staged a Q&A with her fans on Facebook.