Petra Kvitova booked her place in the semi final with a win over Sara Errani. It was a tough match which saw the erratic Czech go 4-1 down in the second set making 44 unforced errors. She managed to get through the match winning 6-4, 6-4 and is still in with a chance of the number one spot. Kvitova will now face Maria Sharapova who beat her fellow Russion Ekaterina Makarova who had stunned Serena Williams in the round before. But for Sharapova it was very straightforward winning 6-2, 6-3.
Andy Murray dominated his match against Japans Kei Nishikori strolling into the semis with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 win, ending Nishikori’s successful run at the Australian Open. Fatigue seem too show with the 22 year old Japanese failing in the third and what proved to be the final set. He will now face the reigning champion Novak Djokovic who suffered with a leg strain and breathing difficulties in his match against Spain’s David Ferrer coming through 6-4, 7-6, 6-1. Djokovic spent two hours and 44 minutes on court participating in some long epic rallies. It will now be a rematch of last year’s final for Djokovic and Murray.