Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a return against Albert Montanes of Spain in their men's singles third round match on day six of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 23, 2010. Federer won 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / GREG WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
Day 10: Back in the hunt
A finalist in 2008, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga brought himself within one win of that same performance this year with a five-set win over Novak Djokovic.
Day 10: Don't blame the instrument ...
Novak Djokovic -- Aussie Open champion in 2008 -- couldn't hold his two-sets-to-one lead over No. 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in their quarterfinal match.
Day 10: Can't miss
Nikolay Davydenko was red-hot to start his match against Roger Federer, jumping to a 6-2, 3-1 lead.
Day 10: We know that look
Roger Federer wasn't about to go out quietly against Nikolay Davydenko. The world No. 1 won 13 straight games after falling into a huge early hole to take command of their quarterfinal match.
Day 10: Frustration takes over
Nikolay Davydenko's excellent start went to waste as Roger Federer advanced to the semifinals with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-0, 7-5 win.
Day 10: Strong start
No. 7 seed Victoria Azarenka had Serena Williams on the ropes early in their quarterfinal match.
Day 10: Turning it around
Down a set and 4-0 in the second, top-ranked Serena Williams finally got in gear against Victoria Azarenka.
Day 10: Opportunity lost
For the second straight year, Victoria Azarenka came agonizingly close to beating Serena Williams at the Australian Open.
Day 10: Looking for answers
Venus Williams appeared well on her way to victory early in her quarterfinal match against Li Na before it all began to change.
Day 10: Celebration!
Li Na rallied back from a set down and a big hole in the second to upset No. 6 Venus Williams.
Day 9: Victory for Cilic
Marin Cilic of Croatia goes to his backhand during a rally with Andy Roddick on Tuesday.
Day 9: Rolling along
Jie Zheng of China plays a forehand in her 6-1, 6-3 triumph vs. Maria Kirilenko during Tuesday's quarterfinals.
Day 9: Coming up short
Maria Kirilenko of Russia plays a backhand in her quarterfinal loss to Jie Zheng at Melbourne Park.
Day 9: Little bit of history
Jie Zheng plays a forehand in her quarterfinal victory against Maria Kirilenko to equal her Chinese record for the best run at a major.
Day 9: Not quite enough
Nadia Petrova of Russia played Justine Henin of Belgium close in the quarterfinals but dropped the match by a score of 7-6 (3), 7-5.
Day 9: Coming your way
Rafael Nadal of Spain serves in his quarterfinal match against Andy Murray.
Day 9: End of Roddick's run
Seventh seed Andy Roddick nearly rallied from two sets down but fell to Marin Cilic of Croatia 7-6 (4), 6-3, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3.
Day 9: On top of it
Andy Murray races to the ball in the quarterfinals vs. Rafael Nadal of Spain.
Day 9: Busted
Former player Todd Woodbridge poses after being inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame during the Australia Day presentation in Rod Laver Arena.
Day 9: Reach for the stars
Andy Murray of Great Britain serves during his 7-6 (4), 6-3, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3 win over Rafael Nadal to move into the Australian Open semifinals.
Day 9: Over and out
Rafael Nadal receives medical attention following the second set in his quarterfinal match against Andy Murray after tendinitis in his knee flared up.
Day 9: Getting into the spirit
A fan has his face painted on Australia Day on Tuesday during day nine of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.
Day 9: Fun in the sun
It was standing room only at Rod Laver Arena for the quarterfinal match between Justine Henin and Nadia Petrova in Melbourne. Henin won 7-6 (3), 7-5.
Day 9: In top form
Justine Henin of Belgium plays a backhand in her quarterfinal match against Nadia Petrova of Russia.
Day 8: Backhanded compliment
Lleyton Hewitt of Australia plays a backhand in his fourth round match against Roger Federer of Switzerland.
Day 8: Another step closer
Roger Federer thanks the crowd after winning his fourth round match against Lleyton Hewitt.
Day 8: Baseline play
Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand in his fourth round match against Lleyton Hewitt.
Day 8: Split decision
Roger Federer goes all out to hit a backhand in his fourth round match against Lleyton Hewitt.
Day 8: Almost out of reach
Lleyton Hewitt plays a forehand in his fourth round loss to Roger Federer.
Day 8: Extra effort
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus plays a forehand in her fourth round match against Vera Zvonareva of Russia during day eight.
Day 8: In the pink
Vera Zvonareva of Russia plays a forehand in her fourth round match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during day eight.
Day 8: Fan appreciation
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus waves to the crowd after winning her fourth round match against Vera Zvonareva of Russia.
Day 8: Let's shake on it
Victoria Azarenka, right, of Belarus shakes hands with Vera Zvonareva of Russia after their women's singles fourth round match. Azarenka won 4-6, 6-4, 6-0.
Day 8: On the line
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus celebrates after successfully appealing a line call in her fourth round match against Vera Zvonareva of Russia during day eight of the 2010 Australian Open.
Day 8: Serena shows her strength
Serena Williams had no trouble dispatching Australia's own Samantha Stosur in a straight-set win.
Day 8: Sing a Tsonga
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga played the first five-set match of his career and fought off Nicolas Almagro to reach the quarters.
Day 8: Sister act
Venus Williams dropped the first set to Francesca Schiavone before rallying to reach the quarters.
Day 8: Alive in five
Nikolay Davydenko continued his winning ways with a five-set victory over Fernando Verdasco.
Day 8: Woe for Wozniacki
No. 4 seed Caroline Wozniacki had no answers in a loss to China's Li Na.
Day 8: Strike a pose
An acrobatic Novak Djokovic had no trouble with Lukasz Kubot in their fourth-round match.
Day 7: Roddick digs deep
Andy Roddick won a back-and-forth match with Fernando Gonzalez in five sets to reach the quarterfinals.
Day 7: Painful end
No. 2 seed Dinara Safina was forced to retire in the first set with a back injury, sending Maria Kirilenko to the quarterfinals.
Day 7: Having a bad day
U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro saw his tournament come to an end in a five-set loss to Marin Cilic.
Day 7: Underdog story
Unseeded Jie Zheng booked a spot in the quarterfinals with a win over No. 31 Alona Bondarenko.
Day 7: Rafa rolls on
No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal fought off big-serving Ivo Karlovic to reach the quarterfinals.
Day 7: Rally time
Justine Henin bounced back from a rough second set to beat fellow Belgian Yanina Wickmayer and reach the quarterfinals.
Day 7: Murray muscle
Andy Murray ended American John Isner's run with a straight-set win to reach the quarterfinals.
Day 7: Very upsetting
No. 3 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova became the latest player to go down at the hands of No. 19 Nadia Petrova.
Day 6: Right on track
Top seed Serena Williams reached the fourth round with an easy win over Carla Suarez Navarro.
Day 6: In a groove
Roger Federer rolled past Albert Montanes in their third-round match, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.
Day 6: Over before it started
Novak Djokovic made quick work of unseeded Denis Istomin, dropping just four games in a straight-set win.
Day 6: Sign her up!
Victoria Azarenka took time to sign autographs after dispatching Tathiana Garbin in their third-round match.
Day 6: Quiet riot
Nikolay Davydenko posted another impressive win, beating Juan Monaco to reach the fourth round.
Day 6: Gisela goes home
Gisela Dulko couldn't overcome No. 9 Vera Zvonareva in their third-round match.
Day 6: Roger's next
Lleyton Hewitt advanced when Marcos Baghdatis retired in the middle of the second set. Next up for the Aussie: Roger Federer.
Day 6: Locked in
Caroline Wozniacki made quick work of Shahar Peer, winning 6-4, 6-0 to reach the fourth round.
Day 6: Short day at the office
Fernando Verdasco advanced to the fourth round after Stefan Koubek retired following the first set.
Day 5: Big win
No. 33 seed John Isner got one of the biggest wins of his career, knocking off No. 12 Gael Monfils in four sets.
Day 5: Henin roars back
Down a set and a break, Justine Henin rallied for a three-set win over Alisa Kleybanova.
Day 5: Going Gonzo
Fernando Gonzalez outlasted Evgeny Korolev in a five-set thriller to reach the fourth round.
Day 5: Bye bye, Kim
Kim Clijsters had no answers against No. 19 Nadia Petrova, bowing out in a 6-0, 6-1 rout.
Day 5: Andy's dandy
Andy Roddick is back in the fourth round at the Australian Open after shaking off Feliciano Lopez in four sets.
Day 5: Feeling it
No. 3 Svetlana Kuznetsova dropped the first set before rallying to beat Angelique Kerber.
Day 5: Yelling out
No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal kept his title defense hopes alive, beating Philipp Kohlschreiber in four sets.
Day 5: No answers
No. 8 seed Jelena Jankovic suffered another Slam disappointment, losing to Alona Bondarenko.
Day 5: Juan moves on
U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro beat Florian Mayer in four sets to reach the fourth round.
Day 5: No sweat
Fifth-seeded Andy Murray cruised into the fourth round with a straight-set win over Florent Serra.
Day 4: Losing the grip
Ana Ivanovic bowed out in a tough three-set loss to Gisela Dulko.
Day 4: Hooray for Hewitt
Lleyton Hewitt shook off Donald Young in three sets in their second-round match.
Day 4: Donald goes down
Day 4: Like old times
Former Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis rallied from two sets down to beat No. 17 David Ferrer.
Day 4: Bright side
No. 6 seed Venus Williams outlasted Sybille Bammer, 6-2, 7-5.
Day 4: That's more like it
After getting a little scare in his opener, Roger Federer found his groove in round two against Victor Hanescu.
Day 4: Prince has come
Prince William (left) and Tennis Australia president Geoff Pollard watch the night session at Rod Laver Arena.
Day 4: Got your back
No. 7 seed Victoria Azarenka took care of business against unseeded Stefanie Voegele, winning in straight sets.
Day 4: On a roll
Fernando Verdasco scored another easy victory, dropping just five games in his second-round win over Ivan Sergeyev.
Day 4: Looking like a champ
Serena Williams' title defense kept on sailing with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Petra Kvitova.
Day 3: Champion's effort
No. 4 seed and reigning U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro kept his Australian Open run alive, gutting out a 10-8 fifth-set win over James Blake.
Day 3: Blake falls short
James Blake gave Juan Martin del Potro a run for his money, but the American came out on the wrong end of a five-set thriller.
Day 3: Call it a comeback
Justine Henin's comeback to professional tennis is going just fine. The unseeded Belgian knocked off No. 5 Elena Dementieva to reach the third round.
Day 3: Keep on defending
Defending champion Rafael Nadal had no trouble in his second-round match against Lukas Lacko.
Day 3: Choice words
Andy Roddick took issue with a call late in his second-round win over Thomaz Bellucci.
Day 3: Great Scot
Andy Murray posted another strong win in his quest for a first Grand Slam title.
Day 3: Tough draw
No. 5 seed Elena Dementieva ran into Justine Henin in round two ... and bowed out of the tournament.
Day 3: Acrobatics
The always entertaining Gael Monfils beat Antonio Veic to reach the third round.
Day 3: Safina cruises
No. 2 seed Dinara Safina scored another easy win, beating Barbora Zahlavova Strycova to reach the third round in Melbourne.
Day 3: Cilic moves on
No. 14 seed Marin Cilic celebrates after winning a tough five-setter over Bernard Tomic.
Day 2: Roger's relief
Roger Federer had big trouble with Igor Andreev before winning in four sets in his opener.
Day 2: Novak in black
Novak Djokovic flexed his muscles against Daniel Gimeno-Traver in their first-round match.
Day 2: Venus rising
Venus Williams took care of business in her opening round match against Lucie Safarova.
Day 2: Soderling sunk
No. 8 seed Robin Soderling had no answers for unseeded Marcel Granollers in a first-round upset loss.
Day 2: Home favorite
Home country hero Lleyton Hewitt got the crowd pumped up with a first-round win over Ricardo Hocevar.
Day 1: I can get this
Maria Sharapova of Russia stretches for a return against Maria Kirilenko of Russia in their women's singles first round match on day one of the Australian Open.
Day 1: Ouch!
Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts during her loss to Maria Kirilenko of Russia in their women's singles first round match on day one of the Australian Open.
Day 1: British belle
Elena Baltacha of Great Britain celebrates winning match point after her first-round match against Pauline Parmentier of France during day one of the Australian Open.
Day 1: Yes!
Maria Kirilenko of Russia celebrates winning a point in her first-round match against Maria Sharapova of Russia during day one of the Australian Open.
Day 1: Smashed
Maria Kirilenko of Russia hits a return against Maria Sharapova of Russia in their women's singles first-round match on day one.
Day 1: Reach out
Flavia Pennetta of Italy plays a backhand in her first-round match against Anna Chakvetadze of Russia during day one of the Australian Open.