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Wawrinka Ready for Big Match against Defending Champion

21 January 2014

Reaching his fifth quarterfinals in Grand Slam tournaments, eighth seeded Stanislas Wawrinka (VCORE Tour G, SHT-PROEX) faces a big match against the defending champion Novak Djokovic again in Melbourne today.

They had two five-set battles at the Grand Slam stages in Melbourne and New York last year, and Stan went head-to-head against the tough rival who won six major titles including three consecutive victories at the Australian Open.

Before the today’s important match, Stan just concentrates on being as usual to fight against the Serbian player. “I’m going to prepare like always. I’m going to practice and try to see what I can change from the past match against him. He’s one of the toughest player to beat, to play, especially in Grand Slam. It’s going to be really tough, but I will try again,” he talked in the press interview in Melbourne.

Stan’s quarterfinal match is going to start at 7:00 PM local time today. Please stay tuned for the hot match!

In the women’s singles quarterfinals, Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98) faced a 19-year-old Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, following her great victory against top seeded Serena Williams in the fourth round. Ana played aggressively and kept fighting in the thrilling match, although she lost by 7-5, 5-7, 2-6.

While in the mixed doubles, another EZONE Ai player Zheng Jie (EZONE Ai 98, PTGSPN) advanced to the quarterfinals with her pair Scott Lipsky, defeating top seeded duo Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Alexander Peya from one set behind with a 2-6, 7-6(5), [10-5] score line.


Australian Open 2014 Schedule of Play [Day 9]

Men’s Singles [Quarterfinals]

[8]Stanislas Wawrinka (VCORE Tour G, SHT-PROEX)(SUI) vs. [2]Novak Djokovic (SRB)

Women’s Singles [Quarterfinals]

[30]Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) def. [14]Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98)(SRB) 5-7 7-5 6-2

Mixed Doubles [2nd Round]

Zheng Jie (EZONE Ai 98, PTGSPN)(CHN) / Scott Lipsky (USA) def. [1]Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) / [1]Alexander Peya (AUT) 2-6 7-6(5) [10-5]

Junior Girls’ Doubles [2nd Round]

[1]Anhelina Kalinina (VCORE Xi 100, PTGSPN)(UKR) / [1]Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) def. Snehadevi Reddy (IND) / Dhruthi Tatachar Venugopal (IND) 6-1 6-2

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