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Happy Slam Reflections: Day 9

Match of the day: [4] David Ferrer def. [10] Nicolas Almagro 4-6, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6, 6-2. Ferrer said after, “I try to fight every point, every game. I know all the players in important moments we are nervous. I know that. I try to do my best. Today I was close to lost, sure. But finally I come back, no?”

Other seed upsets: [6] Li Na def. [4] Aga Radwanska 7-5, 6-3.

Doubles seed upsets: Varvara Lepchenko & Saisai Zheng def. [7] Nuria Llagostera Vives & Jie Zheng 6-3, 5-7, 7-5; Robin Haase & Igor Sijsling def. [11] David Marrero & Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 7-6.

Mixed Doubles seed upsets: Jarka Gajdosova & Matt Ebden def. [2] Elena Vesnina & Leander Paes 6-3, 6-2; Nuria Llagostera Vives & David Marrero def. [4] Liezel Huber & Max Mirnyi 6-2, 5-7, 10-4.

Mom-arazzi alert: Judy Murray had a front row seat for son Andy’s practice today.

Fist pump of the day: Li Na’s husband, Jiang Shan, during her win over Radwanska.

Couples that fist pump together…: You know how they say couples start to resemble each other?

Next steps: After her loss, Radwanska said her next move would be to “go now and practice, to the gym, running.” Today? “No, I’m just kidding (laughter). No, please.”

Backlash: Elena Vesnina took a shot at her partner, Leander Paes, during their match. Ouch. Watch!

ATP Sugar Tour: Apparently the ATP players are really into Sugarpova. Maria Sharapova said “It doesn’t seem like they have any diet restrictions.I think the girls are very cautious with the sugar. The guys, they don’t care. I heard in their meeting they’re just all over it.”

Mixing it with Max: When asked if she were to play Maria Sharapova, who would their agent (Max Eisenbud) root for, Li Na said, “I think Max just eat sugar and be somewhere else. You couldn’t find him. Be just like, Oh, good shot, you know. Yeah, this is Max.”

Verdasco uncut: Being naked was awkward, he has a lot of pretty friends and he’d be a donut.

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


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