Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Abierto de Australia: Imágenes y videos

First up at the Rod Laver Arena on day nine are Li Na and Agnieszka Radwanska, who are battling it out in the first of the women's quarter-finalsPhotograph: Aaron Favila/AP
The first set is an evenly matched affair, with both players breaking service.
Perhaps hat settles Li – who had already hit 27 unforced errors to Radwanska’s nine by the eighth game of the first set – as she plays a more consistent second set, breaking twice more to take a 5-2 lead Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
She holds her nerve and serves out the set to win 7-5, 6-3 in an hour and 42 minutes and reach the semi-final for the third time in four years at MelbournePhotograph:
Ryan Pierse/Getty Images    

El insólito saque de la china Na Li

A pesar de su pase a semifinales del Abierto de Australia, la jugadora asiática dejó una de las jugadas más curiosas del torneo al cometer un inusual error con su servicio; mirá el video 

Shocker Serve Li Na - Abierto de Australia 2013

Although she won in straight sets, today's quarterfinal wasn't all smooth sailing for Li Na - best exemplified by this crowd-endangering shanked serve.

The No10 seed Almagro has the better of the early exchanges and races into a two-set lead: 6-4, 6-4 Photograph: Mark Dadswell/EPA
Ferrer claws his way back into the match by taking the third set 7-5Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters
Almargo has lost all 12 previous meetings with his Spanish compatriot and the mental baggage is apparent when he fails to serve out the match three times – once in the third set and then twice in the fourthPhotograph: David Gray/Reuters
The dogged Ferrer seizes upon the let-offs and takes the last two sets to complete a gutsy 4-6, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6, 6-2 victoryPhotograph: Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images
Maria Sharapova takes on compatriot Ekaterina Makarova in the second women's quarter-final, winning the first set 6-2Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Pool/EPA
Makarova attempts a fightback but racks up twice as many errors as winners Photograph: Mark DadswelL/EPA
Sharapova's dominance is such that Makarova must feel like she is playing three Sharapovas; she loses the second set and the match 6-2, 6-2Photograph: Narendra Shrestha/EPA
The defending champion is dominant in the first set, taking it 6-1 in just 28 minutes Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images
Djokovic applies the pressure with four break points, but Berdych stands firm with a backhand winner down the line Photograph: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images
That proves to be just a blip as the defending champion takes the third set 6-1Photograph: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images
The top seed dispatches Berdych with little difficulty in the fourth to take the match 6-1, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. Highlights Día Sesión: Día Nueve - Abierto de Australia 2013

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