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Last Updated: Tuesday, 25 January, 2005, 01:49 GMT
Australian Open day nine
Maria Sharapova
1 of 7
Maria Sharapova makes a shaky start to her quarter-final, losing the first set to Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
2 of 7
But Kuznetsova loses her way in the second, dropping serve four times as Sharapova levels matters in searing heat
Maria Sharapova
3 of 7
An exhausted Sharapova finally comes through to reach the semi-finals for the first time
Serena Williams
4 of 7
The heat refuses to abate as Serena Williams takes to the court to face second seed Amelie Mauresmo
Amelie Mauresmo
5 of 7
But Serena barely breaks sweat as Mauresmo commits a host of unforced errors and fails to test her opponent
Amelie Mauresmo (left) and Serena Williams
6 of 7
Serena wins 6-2 6-2 to set up a semi-final against Sharapova - while Mauresmo's Grand Slam drought goes on
Marat Safin (left) and Dominik Hrbaty
7 of 7
The roof closes as the heat rises on Rod Laver Arena, leaving Marat Safin with the perfect conditions to rout Dominik Hrbaty




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