Australian Open tennis review (Wednesday)

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A look at Wednesday’s third day of the Australian Open tennis championships:

WEATHER: Mostly sunny, high of 30 Celsius (86 Fahrenheit).

ATTENDANCE: Day session: 43,547.

WINNERS: Men: No. 2 Rafael Nadal, No. 3 Roger Federer, No. 7 Tomas Berdych, No. 18 Feliciano Lopez, No. 30 Kevin Anderson.

Women: No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, No. 5 Li Na, No. 11 Kim Clijsters, No. 13 Jelena Jankovic, No. 20 Daniela Hantuchova, No. 26 Anabel Medina Garrigues.

LOSERS: Men: No. 8 Mardy Fish. Women: No. 10 Francesca Schiavone, No. 16 Peng Shuai.

STAT OF THE DAY: 52. Number of consecutive matches Roger Federer played at Rod Laver Arena over seven years before being scheduled to play at the second arena at Melbourne Park, a match that was never played Wednesday because of a walkover.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I thought it would be inappropriate to dress in a towel” — Wozniacki, explaining why she was late for her news conference after misplacing her clothes bag.

ON COURT THURSDAY: Defending men’s champion and No. 1-seeded Novak Djokovic, 2011 finalist Andy Murray, Andy Roddick; five-time champion Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova.

THURSDAY FORECAST: Partly cloudy, high of 27 Celsius (81 Fahrenheit).


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