- Carla Suarez Navarro will attempt to do what she did last year except against Serena Williams in this years third round.
- Ana Ivanovic continued her stream of poor results, losing to Gisela Dulko 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, after her serve once again abandoned her. Ivanovic has failed to have a solid result in a grand slam since she won Roland Garros in 2008. Also true to form, Dulko had trouble serving for the match.
“I think I just have to be patient. It will take some time. I do feel better on the court. I’m playing much better. I feel like my old self. There are still some areas that are not there for me to rely on when ‑‑ moments I need them the most. Some matches it’s there, some not.
I just have to sort of keep my head up and try to improve, work. There are things I’m working on. Serve is a big part of that progress. I feel it’s been going well at times, but it’s just not consistent like I would like it to be.
It just might just take some time, and I have to accept that, although it’s hard” - Ana Ivanovic
- Novak Djokovic survived another round.
- Nikolay Davydenko continued to power through the Open, heading for a quaterfinal clash with Roger Federer. Davydenko, and apparently his wife, seem to fancy his chances. Seeing him go through, and maybe even win would be nice. Something different to the standard Federer final.
Q. And what do you think? You are the favorite or one of the favorites of the tournament.
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: I never think about any tournaments I am favorite. Doesn’t matter which one, 250 or Grand Slam, because I know I can also lose not only top‑10 guys, but I can lose also No. 15 or hundred. It’s depends how you feel.
I know I’m very good player. If I feel good, I for sure I can beat everyone. But not every day you can feel good. That’s was difficult. It was also like in Grand Slam. I hope I can feel every day good here in Australia.