Thursday, January 16, 2014
Williams records 61th victory, Li survives
World number one and 5 time Australian open champion Serena Williams broke yet another record with match win No. 61 at the Australian Open, highest by any female tennis player, as she advanced to the fourth round with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Daniela Hantuchova. Two-time finalist Li Na, the major threat to top-ranked Williams in the top half of the women's draw, had to save a match point before coming back to beat No. 26-seeded Lucie Safarova 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 in 2 hours, 37 minutes. Williams will play winner of Samantha Stosur and Ana Ivanovic in round of 16.