The American, gunning for her 18th Grand Slam title, struggled with a back injury
When Caroline Wozniacki was world No 1, her critics always pointed to the fact that she had never won a Grand Slam title. Now that the 23-year-old Dane is heading out of the world’s top 10 it seems she does not even have it in her to make the quarter-finals any more.
Wozniacki suffered her eighth consecutive Grand Slam exit before the quarter-finals in the 4-6 7-5 6-3 defeat by fast-improving young Spaniard Garbine Muguruza
Stephens was fighting back last year when Azarenka took a medical time-out which some suggested was tactical in order to break her opponents rhythm
The hottest day of the Australian Open so far finally saw play suspended but only after a succession of players suffered in the 43C heat. One of the worst affected was Jamie Murray, who experienced painful body cramps for several hours after winning his doubles match.
The Russian was expressing her concern after she battled through a gruelling three-and-a-half hour match with Karin Knapp
Temperatures reached 42.4C during the draining match which Sharapova eventually came through 6-3 4-6 10-8
Andy Murray was one of many to express his concern over the soaring temperatures in Melbourne that led to play being suspended
Williams admits she is not looking forward to the expected heat that will hit the first week of the opening Grand Slam of 2014
Andy Murray wrapped up his public preparations for next week’s Australian Open by losing an exhibition match to Lleyton Hewitt here in Melbourne yesterday, but is in a good frame of mind.
The tournament in Melbourne begins on Monday - but who will be the last woman standing?
Laura Robson will face Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens in the women's draw
The 30-year-old Scot reached a career-high ranking of 49
Judy Murray will take Great Britain to Budapest in February to begin their latest attempt to climb the Fed Cup ladder.
Ayumi Morita beat the British number one in straight sets
The British number one beat Jovana Jaksic 6-2 6-4