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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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(4) David Ferrer – vs – (10) Nicolas Almagro

2013 Australian Open

(4) David Ferrer
Defeats
(10) Nicolas Almagro
FINAL – Quarterfinals

Almagro had never beaten David Ferrer in 12 meetings but looked a near certainty to until David Ferrer clawed his way back to beat Nicolas Almagro 4-6 4-6 7-5 7-6 (7-4) 6-2.

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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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(3) Andy Murray – vs – Ricardas Berankis

2013 Australian Open

(3) Andy Murray
Defeats
Ricardas Berankis
FINAL – Third Round

The world No 3 Andy Murray had expected a fight against the young Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis and he got but Murray dug as deep as he could in a 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 win in two hours and 12 minutes.

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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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(1) Novak Djokovic – vs – Ryan Harrison

2013 Australian Open

(1) Novak Djokovic
Defeats
Ryan Harrison
FINAL – Second Round

Novak Djokovic beat the 20-year-old American Ryan Harrison 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 in second-round match Wednesday to stay on track for his third consecutive Australian Open title and the fourth of his career.