China's Li Na keeps Australian Open hopes alive | Connect Asia

China's Li Na keeps Australian Open hopes alive

China's Li Na keeps Australian Open hopes alive

Updated 21 January 2013, 16:15 AEDT

World number one Novak Djokovic has won a chance to fight on and defend his Australian Open title, by taking a five-set thriller against Stanislas Wawrinka.

The Swiss 15th seed pushed the world number one to the brink, but Djokovic held his nerve and took the match in five sets after five hours at Melbourne Park.

China's Li Na who is through to the quarter finals after beating Germany's Julia Goerges.

Japan's Kei Nishikori has been sent packing after a straight-sets-loss to fourth seed Spaniard David Ferrer.

Presenter: Liam Cochrane

Speaker: Steve Pearce, ABC sports commentator, Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne

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