Third-seeded Maria Sharapova is out at the Australian Open after a three-set loss.
Second-seeded Victoria Azarenka is through to the quarterfinals after defeating 13th-seeded American Sloane Stephens in straight sets.
“Vika” is looking for her third straight Aussie Open title.
On the men’s side, top-ranked Rafael Nadal had a tough time but managed to make it to the quarters.
In men’s doubles, Mike and Bob Bryan were ousted in the third round.
The Bryan Brothers won this event last year and six of the last eight Aussie Open men’s doubles titles.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports