MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A look at Monday’s eighth day of the Australian Open tennis championships:
WEATHER: Sunny with a high of 34 Celsius (93 Fahrenheit).
ATTENDANCE: Day session: 26,019.
WINNERS: Men: No. 4 Andy Murray, No. 5 David Ferrer, No. 24 Kei Nishikori. Women: No. 2 Petra Kvitova, unseeded Ekaterina Makarova.
LOSERS: Men: No. 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 17 Richard Gasquet. Women: No. 12 Serena Williams, No. 21 Ana Ivanovic.
STAT OF THE DAY: 3 — the number of losses by Serena Williams in 43 singles matches at Melbourne Park, including Monday’s to Makarova, since she won her first Australian Open title in 2003.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Maybe I should have started serving lefty” — righthander Williams on her poor serving Monday. Her first-serve percentage was 52 and she had seven double faults, including four in one game.
ON COURT TUESDAY: Quarterfinals: No. 2 Rafael Nadal vs. Tomas Berdych, No. 3 Roger Federer vs Juan Martin del Potro; women’s No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki vs. defending champion Kim Clijsters, Victoria Azarenka vs. Agnieszka Radwanska.
TUESDAY FORECAST: Sunny with a high temperature of 34 Celsius (93 Fahrenheit).