Australian Open Glance

Australian Open Glance
January 23, 2013, 3:40 am
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) A look at the 10th day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Wednesday:

WEATHER: Mostly sunny, high of 77. Thursday Forecast: Windy and hot, high of 99.

ATTENDANCE: Day session: 20,671.

WINNERS: Quarterfinals: Men's singles: No. 3 Andy Murray. Women's singles: No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, No. 29 Sloane Stephens. Men's doubles quarterfinals: No. 1 Bob and Mike Bryan.

LOSERS: Quarterfinals: Men's singles: Jeremy Chardy. Women's singles: No. 3 Serena Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova.

STAT OF THE DAY: 1 - number of losses by Serena Williams since Aug. 17 of last year; also the number of losses Williams had in Grand Slams since the first round of last year's French Open.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: ``I thought about it like for a nanosecond'' - Williams on whether she thought about retiring during her match due to a back injury.

PLAYING THURSDAY: Men's singles semifinal: No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 4 David Ferrer; Women's singles semifinals: No. 2 Maria Sharapova vs. No. 6 Li Na, No. 1 Victoria Azarenka vs. No. 29 Sloane Stephens.