Serena Williams went past Madison Keys to set up a date with Maria Sharapova at the final on Saturday.
Serena Williams will bid to slow the charge of the next generation of American tennis when she faces teenager Madison Keys.
Sania and Soares looked comfortable as they dispatched their rivals with ease.
Williams has previously suffered defeat at the hands of a U.S. prodigy at Melbourne Park.
Berdych advanced to the semi-finals of the Australian Open with a clinical victory over world number 3, Rafael Nadal.
The rangy Czech Berdych played majestically to reach his second semi-final at Melbourne Park.
Tomas Berdych played arguably the grand slam quarter-final of his life to end the longest losing streak on the ATP Tour.
Nishikori finished the year ranked No. 5, the highest ranking ever achieved by a man from Asia.
Venus Williams, 34 and well past her World No.1 days, makes her first Slam quarterfinals in over 4 years
Kei Nishikori has been based in the southern U.S for years, honing his game in the sun at the start of each season.
Rafael Nadal will hope to make it 19 wins in succession against seventh seed Tomas Berdych.
The top-seeded Indo-Brazilian duo served past Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez 7-5, 6-7 (3) [10-8].
Defending champ Wawrinka beat Garcia-Lopez 7-6 (2), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (8) to move into the quarters.
Paes-Hingis took 65 minutes to beat Australia’s Masa Jovanovic and Sam Thompson 6-2 7-6 (2) in 1st round.
Murray overcame Dimitrov 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5 to secure a quarters spot at his 16th consecutive major.
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