Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka and Agnieszka Radwanska face each other in the women's singles quarterfinals of the Australian Open at the Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday.

Where to Watch Live

Live coverage of day 10's play in Melbourne is on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports HD2 in India. The matches can also be live streamed online HERE. Catch the action in Africa HERE, while viewers in the US can watch the matches via live streaming HERE. UK viewers can live stream the matches HERE and HERE.   

Schedule of play: Rod Laver Arena(11 am local time, 5.30 am ISTstart) - Simona Halep vs Dominika Cibulkova, followed by Victoria Azarenka vs Agnieszka Radwanska.


The path is clear for second seed Azarenka to be the first women's singles player to clinch a hat-trick of titles at Melbourne since Martina Hingis (1997-99), thanks to the shock exits of tournament favourites Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.

Azarenka beat unseeded Spaniard Gabrine Muguruza 6-1 6-3 in the fourth round. The Belarussian is now the only Grand Slam champion in the bottom half of the draw, with fourth seed Li Na on the other half touted as her only real threat for the title. However, Azarenka does have a big challenge straight up against fifth seed and 2012 Wimbledon finalist Radwanska.

Radwanska overcame 20-year-old American Sloane Stephens 6-3 6-2 to qualify from the fourth round. The Pole knows her quarterfinal opponent very well and started the mind games as usual, by saying she has nothing to lose, while Azarenka is the defending champion.

"I think I have to even play better to beat her.  Obviously, she's playing great tennis, especially here, defending champion.  I think I have nothing to lose.  Hopefully I can really play my best tennis and will fight. What I have to do for sure is playing good, just not really think about anything else, and just trying to play my game.

"I think she's very consistent.  She's really playing on the high level all the time.  She's not really an up and down player; always playing on a good level. You really have to win the match by yourself because she's not giving you any free points. Like I'm saying, I'm really having nothing to lose now.  She's defending champion.  She won her twice.  Well, just going to go on court and try.

Meanwhile, in the other quarterfinal on Wednesday, 11th seed Simona Halep of Romania takes on 20th seed Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia.

Both had pulled off upsets in the previous rounds, with Cibulkova beating third seed Maria Sharapova 3-6 6-4 6-1, while Halep saw off veteran Jelena Jankovic 6-4 2-6 6-0.

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