Australian Open glance

Updated: January 24, 2013, 2:28 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- A look at the 11th day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Thursday:

WEATHER: Mostly sunny, high of 97. Friday Forecast: chance of showers, high of 84.

ATTENDANCE: Day session: 16,192.

WINNERS: Semifinals: Women's singles: No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, No. 6 Li Na. Men's doubles semifinals: No. 1 Bob and Mike Bryan, and Robin Haase and Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands.

LOSERS: Women's singles: No. 2 Maria Sharapova, No. 29 Sloane Stephens.

STAT OF THE DAY: 9 -- number of times in the last 10 years the Bryan brothers have played in the doubles final, winning five times.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I almost did the choke of the year." -- Azarenka after wasting five match points before breaking Stephens to win the match.

PLAYING FRIDAY: Men's singles semifinal: No. 2 Roger Federer vs. No. 3 Andy Murray; Women's doubles final: No. 1 Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, Italy, vs. Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua, Australia.


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