2011 Australian Open : Quarterfinals Preview

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2011 Australian Open : Quarterfinals Preview
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The 2011 Australian Open warm-up period is definitely over in Melbourne as the quarterfinal stage has been reached.

Roger Federer will kick off the contests on the men's side having just added one more record to his tally.

The Swiss is entering his 27th consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal and has tied Jimmy Connors for the record for the most consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances in the Open Era.

Very impressive numbers for the No. 2 seed, who will take on fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka for a place in the semifinals.

The winner of this match will meet the winner of the night match between Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych.

On the women's side, No.1  Caroline Wozniacki has been drawn with Sunday's hero Francesca Schiavone.

Schiavone beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 16-14 in the deciding set, breaking the record of the longest women's match in the Open era.

The Dane or the Italian will face either Germany's Andrea Petkovic or China's Li Na, who will be playing the first match of the day in Rod Laver Arena.




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