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(2) Maria Sharapova – vs – (19) Ekaterina Makarova

2013 Australian Open

(2) Maria Sharapova
Defeats
(19) Ekaterina Makarova
FINAL – Quarterfinals

Maria Sharapova continued her dominating form at the Australian Open with a straight-set win over Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinals in 66 minutes.

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(1) Novak Djokovic – vs – (5) Tomas Berdych

2013 Australian Open

(1) Novak Djokovic
Defeats
(5) Tomas Berdych
FINAL – Quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic defeated Tomas Berdych 6-1 4-6 6-1 6-4 and reached the semi-final of the Australian Open. Novak Djokovic returned to action 48 hours after playing a five-hour epic match to beat Berdych in two hours and 31 minutes.

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(3) Serena Williams – vs – Ayumi Morita

2013 Australian Open

(3) Serena Williams
Defeats
Ayumi Morita
FINAL – Third Round

Serena Williams came through a minor second-set scare with Ayumi Morita to cruise into the fourth round of the Australian Open. The third seed, chasing a sixth Melbourne crown, found herself 3-0 down to Ayumi Morita but responded in the style of a champion to rattle off six games in a row to advance 6-1 6-3.

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(2) Roger Federer – vs – Bernard Tomic

2013 Australian Open

(2) Roger Federer
Defeats
Bernard Tomic
FINAL – Third Round

Roger Federer is not quite dead yet but he’s alive and ticking. Federer took just under two hours to win 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-1 and the score of the final set to beat Bernard Tomic. For an hour-and-a-half, Tomic stayed within touching distance; mentally drained, legs wrecked, his weapons went into lockdown in the final charge. This was Federer at his clinical best.

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(2) Maria Sharapova – vs – Misaki Doi

2013 Australian Open

(2) Maria Sharapova
Defeats
Misaki Doi
FINAL – Second Round

The Russian Maria Sharapova, hardly raised a sweat in trouncing the 21-year-old 6-0, 6-0 young Japanese Misaki Doi in just 47 minutes.

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(5) Tomas Berdych – vs – Guillaume Rufin

2013 Australian Open

(5) Tomas Berdych
Defeats
Guillaume Rufin
FINAL – Second Round

Tomas Berdych former Wimbledon finalist advances to the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 win over Guillaume Rufin of France on Wednesday.

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(4) David Ferrer – vs – Tim Smyczek

2013 Australian Open

(4) David Ferrer
Defeats
Tim Smyczek
FINAL – Second Round

Daviv Ferrer was made to work harder but eventually defeated Tim Smyczek in a 6-0 7-5 4-6 6-3 to set up a clash with Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis.

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(3) Serena Williams – vs – Edina Gallovits

2013 Australian Open

(3) Serena Williams
Defeats
Edina Gallovits
FINAL – First Round

Serena Williams destroyed Edina Gallovits 6-0, 6-0 in a first-round match. Serena Williams caught her right foot while sliding and seemed injured. But following a seven-minute delay, a surgical cutting of her heavily-taped ankle and an equally-heavy re-tape, Serena returned to the court with barely a hobble and finished the match.

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(1) Victoria Azarenka – vs – Monica Niculescu

2013 Australian Open

(1) Victoria Azarenka
Defeats
Monica Niculescu
FINAL – First Round

Top seed Victoria Azarenka survived a second-set scare 6-1 6-4 by Monica Niculescu in the first round of the Australian Open at Rod Laver Arena. Having cruised through the opener Azarenka’s game inexplicably came off the rails in the second before she reasserted her superiority to win.

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Murray Wins Brisbane International

Andy Murray kicked off 2013 with a successful defense of his Brisbane International title, holding off Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Sunday.

Andy Murray
Defeated
Grigor Dimitrov
7-6 (0), 6-4