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Laura Robson

Laura Robson beat the Thursday heat to reach the semi-finals of the girls' singles as opponent Elena Bogdan retired with an ankle injury

Peter Norfolk

But fellow Briton Peter Norfolk saw his quad singles match against David Wagner suspended under the heat rule at one set all

Elena Dementieva

Elena Dementieva bonds with her racquet, but the pair have a troubled working relationship as Serena Williams wins the first set

Serena Williams

Williams takes a tumble both literally and figuratively as Dementieva races to a 3-0 lead in the second set

Serena Williams

Williams is by no means impressive, but Dementieva's serve collapses to such an extent that the American glides to a straight-sets victory

Vera Zvonareva

Vera Zvonareva calms herself with some tunes as she takes to Rod Laver Arena before her all-Russian clash with Dinara Safina

Dinara Safina

Safina is the picture of intensity as she and Zvonareva engage in a battle of powerful tennis but fragile serves, and fragile mentalities

Vera Zvonareva under a towel

Zvonareva takes a moment to collect her thoughts, underneath a towel, as she loses the first set to Safina

Dinara Safina

Safina finally lets her guard down, but only to celebrate as she comes through a tie-break to set up a world ranking showdown with Williams

Roger Federer

Roger Federer dominates the opening set of his semi-final against Andy Roddick, winning it 6-2 in 32 minutes

Andy Roddick

Roddick responds in the second set, but is made to work hard by Federer who breaks in game 11 and takes the set 7-5

Andy Roddick

But his frustrations boil over in the third set and he is warned for an audible obscenity

Roger Federer celebrates beating Andy Roddick in the semi-final

Federer breaks again in the 11th game and holds his serve with ease to reach the final with a 6-2 7-5 7-5 victory

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