Qualifying begins: 26 June
The Draw: 30 June
Pre-event Press Conferences: 1 & 2 July
Order of Play: 2 July
Championships begin: 3 July
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At 35 and 36 respectively, they ought to be slowing down but on a warm, sunny day in Melbourne, each of them continued to rip up the form book.
Wawrinka is looking ominously good here again this year, his 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over Jo Wilfried Tsonga of France probably his best performance of the week.
The match was notable for a testy exchange during the changeover after the first set when each accused the other of “looking at me”, before Wawrinka told Tsonga to “relax, it’s just a tennis match”.
Vandeweghe marches on
Unseeded American Coco Vandeweghe has been unstoppable so far here this fortnight and having taken out world No.1 and defending champion Angelique Kerber in the previous round, she battered seventh seed Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-4, 6-0.
The 25-year-old is into her first Grand Slam semi-final against Williams, a player she idolised as a child and whom she once asked for an autograph at a tournament in California.
“I think she did give me one but it took me two days to push through the crowds,” she said. “Then I told her about it when we were on the same team at Fed Cup and she said, well, do you want one now?”
Vandeweghe will not be lacking for confidence, even if there is a vast gap in terms of experience. “I think I don't shy away from a challenge,” he said. “I've always just wanted to prove people wrong in a lot of different regards.
Around the grounds
One day after they announced their retirement from Davis Cup – to let some of the younger players have their chance – six-time champions Bob and Mike Bryan reached the semi-finals of the men’s doubles, edging out Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Spain’s Marcel Granollers 7-6, 5-7, 6-4.
Quote of the day:
“I’m not I’m not Roger or Serena, where it’s just a matter of years passing. I’m incredibly thankful"
Andy Roddick, who was in town to discuss his upcoming induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Shot of the day
Federer hit numerous brilliant shots in his win but this backhand lob was perfection.