Australian Open Day 7: Sharapova, Djokovic, Radwanska survive

Sunday January 24th, 2016

Catch up on all of the action, news and results from Day 7 at the 2016 Australian Open on Sunday that you may have missed while you were sleeping.

Sharapova, Serena win to set up QFs showdown

In the opening match of the day, No. 5-seed Maria Sharapova outlasted an strong effort from 18-year-old Belinda Bencic, winning 7–5, 7–5 to advance to the quarterfinals. With the roof closed on Rod Laver Arena, Sharapova took advantage of the indoor conditions and fired 21 aces and 58 winners on the match. The 21 aces were a career-high for Sharapova and beat out Krystina Pliskova’s record of 31 earlier this week.

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