Australian Open glance
MELBOURNE, Australia -- A look at the 10th day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Wednesday:
WEATHER: Mostly sunny, high of 77 degrees. Thursday Forecast: Windy and hot, high of 99.
ATTENDANCE: Day session: 20,671. Night: 15,682. Total: 36,353.
STAT OF THE DAY: 10 -- number of consecutive Australian Open semifinal appearances by Federer, extending his record.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I thought about it like for a nano-second" -- Williams on whether she thought about retiring during her loss to Stephens because of a back injury.
PLAYING THURSDAY: Men's singles semifinal: No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 4 David Ferrer; Women's singles semifinals: No. 2 Maria Sharapova vs. No. 6 Li Na, No. 1 Victoria Azarenka vs. No. 29 Sloane Stephens.
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