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Sharapova shocked; Nadal, Federer rocked

Sharapova has struggled with her serve throughout the tournament and her woes continued.

Cibulkova overcame Sharapova on her preferred surface of clay at the 2009 French Open and it was the first time the pair had met on hard courts which should have favoured the Russian’s power game, though the Slovakian was supremely confident. REUTERS

Sharapova has struggled with her serve throughout the tournament and her woes continued on Monday, and she was unable to dictate rallies from the baseline. REUTERS

The 20th seed raced to a 5-0 lead in the second set as the Russian’s range and accuracy deserted her before Sharapova somehow rattled off the next four games to give her a sniff of sneaking into the quarter-finals in straight sets. REUTERS

Victoria Azarenka stayed on track for a third consecutive Australian Open title with a composed 6-3 6-2 victory over 13th-seed Sloane Stephens in the fourth round on Monday. REUTERS

Andy Murray smashed a racket in a rare display of frustration after being taken to a fourth set before reaching the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a 6-1 6-2 6-7 (6) 6-2 victory over lucky loser Stephane Robert on Monday. REUTERS

A ruffled Rafa Nadal fumed at the chair umpire after being called for multiple time violations on serve but composed himself to fend off a gallant Kei Nishikori and reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday. REUTERS

A majestic Roger Federer emphatically announced his return as a grand slam contender by trouncing Jo Wilfried-Tsonga 6-3 7-5 6-4 to charge into the Australian Open quarter-finals on Monday. REUTERS