Australian Open Glance: A look at quarterfinals on Day 10

Published 9:23 a.m. ET Jan. 21, 2019 | Updated 9:24 a.m. ET Jan. 22, 2019

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open:


Serena Williams is looking forward to a Grand Slam rematch with Karolina Pliskova in the Australian Open quarterfinals. “She’s ready. I’m ready. Let’s do it!” The 23-time major champion has a 2-1 lead in head-to-heads but the one loss to Pliskova was in the semifinals at the 2016 U.S. Open. Williams won their next U.S. Open encounter in the quarterfinals last year. Another win for Williams could set up a rematch of last year’s U.S. Open final with Naomi Osaka, who plays Elina Svitolina in the other quarterfinal. Osaka and Svitolina both have a chance of moving into the top ranking. Osaka’s first Grand Slam title was overshadowed to a degree by Williams’ clash with chair umpire Carlos Ramos and subsequent $17,000 fine. On the men’s side, it’s top-ranked Novak Djokovic against Kei Nishikori, who has been taken to five sets in three of his matches so far and twice had to win in 10-point, fifth-set super tiebreakers that have been introduced this year. He has been on court for nearly 14 hours and will be…

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