As it happened: Australian Open, Day 10: Pliskova downs Serena to set up Osaka clash in semis

Karolina Pliskova defeats Serena Williams in three sets. She will face Naomi Osaka in the semifinals after the Japanese registered a 6-4, 6-1 win over Elina Svitolina.

Japanese star Naomi Osaka   -  Getty Images

Welcome to Sportstar's live blog of the Australian Open 2019. Follow the updates and results of day 10's quarterfinal action.

Results

Women's Singles (Quarterfinals)

Naomi Osaka bt Elina Svitolina  6-4, 6-1.

Karolina Pliskova bt Serena Williams 6-4, 4-6, 7-5.

Men's Singles (Quarterfinals)

Lucas Pouille bt Milos Raonic 7-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4.

Novak Djokovic bt Kei Nishikori 6-1, 4-1 (ret).

 

  • Novak Djokovic will meet 28th seed Lucas Pouille after the Frenchman beat Milos Raonic in four sets.

 

 

  • At 1-4 into the second set, Kei Nishikori retires and Novak Djokovic is through to the semifinals.
  • What a start by Novak Djokovic. He breezes through the first set in just about half-an-hour winning 6-1. Kei Nishikori has a lot of work to do now.

And we have the quote of the day:
 

"She knows everything about tennis. It's not about being a woman or a man."

 

  • Lucas Pouille gets the bragging rights. The Frenchman clinches a 7-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 to reach his maiden Grand Slam semifinal and that has happened under Amelie Mauresmo's tutelage. 
  • Milos Raonic fights to survive. He wins the third set 7-6(2) against Lucas Pouille.
  • Two hours and the scoreboard locked at 4-4 in the third set. The Poullie-Raonic match is dishing out some good stuff!
  • Meanwhile Japan's Kei Nishikori is warming up ahead of his blockbuster quarterfinal clash with Novak Djokovic.

  • Lucas Pouille is just one set win away from a semifinal slot. He wins the second set 6-3 and takes a 2-0 lead over Milos Raonic.

  • Poullie is on fire. He has raced to a 4-1 lead in the second set.

  • Lucas Pouille wins the first set 7-6 (4) against Milos Raonic in about 52 minutes. The Frenchman has won seven of the last 10 games and bags the first set.

  • What's tennis without some fun?

  • "My ankle is fine, maybe I'll feel it tomorrow. I think she played incredible on match points, just hitting lines. I didn't call the trainer out because I didn't feel I needed it," says Serena.
  • Meanwhile, in the men's quarterfinals, 16th seed Milos Raonic is up against Frenchman and 28th seed Lucas Pouille.

  • THE WAIT CONTINUES FOR SERENA WILLIAMS

    Match-point, an enticing Osaka clash in the semifinal, and step closer to 24th title... Serena Williams was on fire after dropping the first set. BUT a nasty looking ankle twist while attempting a return would soon change the course of the match. Struggling to move to her left, Serena Williams watches the match slip away against Karolina Pliskova comes back from 1-5 down to register a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 win to enter the semifinals!

  • Karolina Pliskova ends Serena Williams' run in the Australian Open. Pliskova beats Serena 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 and books a semifinal slot and will meet Naomi Osaka for a place in the summit clash.

  • Serena Williams is not the one to give up easily. She clinches the second set with a similar margin to take the quarterfinals to the deciding set.
  • Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova threatens to end Serena Williams' run at the Australian Open. The sixth set takes the first set 6-4.

  • In the first match of the day, Japanese star Naomi Osaka defeats Ukraine's Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-1 to secure her place in the semifinals. The US Open champion takes just 72 minutes to complete the straight-set win.

The quarterfinal action is just underway at Melbourne.