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Aussie Open day nine photos

Laura Robson

Andy Murray may be out but Laura Robson is keeping British interest alive at Melbourne Park as she chases glory in the girls' singles

Laura Robson

Robson uses ice to keep her cool in her second round match against Thailand's Kanyapat Narattana - and takes the first set 6-3

Laura Robson

Narattana takes a 5-2 lead in the second set but Robson storms back to win it in a tie-break and book her place in the last 16

Marion Bartoli

France's Marion Bartoli takes an early 3-1 lead in her women's quarter-final against seventh seed Vera Zvonareva

Vera Zvonareva

But Zvonareva finds her form on the Rod Laver Arena, winning five games in a row to fight back and take the first set

Vera Zvonareva

With temperatures still soaring in Melbourne, Zvonareva elects for a complete cover-up during change-overs

Marion Bartoli

And it is Bartoli who finds the extreme conditions of the afternoon sun harder to handle

Vera Zvonareva

Zvonareva keeps the heat on Bartoli, completing a 6-3 6-0 win without dropping another game to march into the semi-finals

Novak Djokovic

Defending champion Novak Djokovic asks for quiet from the crowd on his way to taking the first set against Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick

Serve dominates but Roddick finally grabs the first break midway through the second set

Novak Djokovic

Djokovic calls for the doctor at the start of the third set

Andy Roddick

Roddick takes full advantage of his opponent's problems, breaking twice to go two sets to one in front

Andy Roddick and Novak Djokovic

After battling on gamely, Djokovic calls it quits when he falls a break down in the fourth set

Novak Djokovic (right) and the tournament doctor

Djokovic ends his reign as Australian Open champion as he leaves the Rod Laver Arena accompanied by the doctor

Third seed Dinara Safina hits a return to Jelena Dokic

Third seed Dinara Safina faces Australian wildcard Jelena Dokic for a spot in the semi-finals and takes the opening set 6-4

Dokic celebrates winning the second set

Dokic battles back and takes the match to a deciding set - taking the second set 6-4 as the Russian's game tightens up

Safina shakes hands with Dokic after winning the quarter-final

Safina digs deep to recover her composure and reaches the last four after a gruelling two hours and 17 minutes

Roger Federer celebrates

Roger Federer cruises into a record 19th consecutive Grand Slam semi-final with a thumping 6-3 6-0 6-0 win over Juan Martin del Potro

Del Potro wipes his face following defeat

The 20-year-old Argentine is dumped out of the Australian Open in one hour 20 minutes by the world number two



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