A Preview of Day 10 of the 2013 Australian Open

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga takes on Roger Federer on Day 10 at the 2013 Australian Open
Photo credit: Kenneth B. Goldberg
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(2) Roger Federer vs. (7) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
The premier match of today's schedule as two of world's top seven men's singles players will square off. Roger Federer is looking for his 18th Grand Slam title and leads their head to head meetings 8-3 lifetime. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is coming off a fourth round win against Richard Gasquet and appears to be in better shape than he has been in past years.
Prediction: Federer in four sets.

(3) Andy Murray vs. Jeremy Chardy
U.S. Open Champion Andy Murray who has been on a huge role since the Olympics will take on unseeded Jeremy Chardy. Murray is the huge favorite as Chardy has not played on a stage quite so large as the one he will step on to tonight. Murray defeated Gilles Simon in the 4th round, while Chardy knocked off Seppi.
Prediction: Murray in three sets.

(1) Victoria Azarenka vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova
The defending Australian Open Champion Victoria Azarenka defeated Elena Vesnina in the fourth round. She was victorious in convincing fashion, as she needed only 47 minutes to win 6-1,6-1. Kuznetsova is a two-time Grand Slam Champion, so she will not feel the pressure of the moment. She is coming off an upset win over Caroline Wozniacki in the fourth round.
Prediction: Azarenka in two sets.

(3) Serena Williams vs. (29) Sloane Stephens
Serena Williams is looking to win her third straight major. While she and her sister lost their doubles match yesterday, she is a heavy favorite to advance to the semis tonight in singles. Serena defeated Maria Kirilenko in straight sets in the fourth round. Young American Sloane Stephens will have to play her best match to pull off the upset. She says she is excited to play Serena and tonight she will get her chance. This is the first time since 2008 that two American women are meeting in the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam tournament. 31-year-old Serena Williams is a 15-time major champion who has won 20 consecutive matches, the other is a 19-year-old contesting her first major quarterfinal.
Prediction: Hoping Stephens makes it a match, but predicting Serena in two sets.