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Happy Slam Reflections: Day 8

“Upset” of the day: Svetlana Kuznetsova def. [10] Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.

Other seed upsets: Jeremy Chardy def. [21] Andreas Seppi 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles seed upsets: Casey Dellacqua & Ashleigh Barty def. [14] Natalie Grandin & Vladimira Uhlirova 7-6, 6-3; Simone Bolleli & Fabio Fognini def. [5] Mahesh Bhupathi & Daniel Nestor 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

Mixed Doubles seed upsets: Lucie Hradecka & Frantisek Cermak def. [7] Andrea Hlavackova & Daniele Braccilai 6-4, 7-6.

Retirements: Jelena Jankovic & Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova & Lucie Safarova).

Bagels: 1.

Box space: Sloane Stephens said of the contest on her Twitter to give away tickets, “You get 16 tickets. I had one person. I think we could manage to give a few away.”

Running on empty: When asked what percent he was today against Andy Murray, Gilles Simon said “Oh, I don’t know. Very low.”

The day after: So nice to see Stan Wawrinka with a smile after his killer match against Novak Djokovic the night before.

and meanwhile, his winning opponent, Novak Djokovic said

Candid camera: Behind the scenes with Victoria Azarenka when she discovers one of the ESPN’s cameras.

New year, new gear: On her new clothing sponsor, Svetlana Kuznetsova said “I had offer, and I appreciate Fila. I have been with Fila for 10 years or more. They did the best for me. I appreciate everything they done. But it’s time for me to do a new thing, and that’s why sign me deal. And pretty happy looking forward to have a good relationship with the new company, Chinese company. I like so much the quality of the clothes. I like the design a lot.”

Meow!: Think Maria Kirilenko has a good “meow” or can do a good macarena? Watch!

(Photo: Reuters, Getty Images; Video: Australian Open)


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