MELBOURNE, Australia – A look at the third day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Wednesday:
WEATHER: Another very hot day, high of 108 degrees Fahrenheit.
ATTENDANCE: Day session: 32,911.
SEEDED WINNERS: Men: No. 2 Novak Djokovic, No. 3 David Ferrer, No. 7 Tomas Berdych, No. 9 Richard Gasquet, No. 17 Tommy Robredo, No. 20 Jerzy Janowicz, No. 29 Jeremy Chardy.
Women: No. 1 Serena Williams, No. 4 Li Na, No. 9 Angelique Kerber, No. 22 Ekaterina Makarova, No. 26 Lucie Safarova, No. 28 Flavia Pennetta, No. 31 Daniela Hantuchova.
SEEDED LOSERS: Men: No. 14 Mikhail Youzhny, No. 23 Ernests Gulbis, No. 30 Dmitry Tursunov, No. 32 Ivan Dodig; Women: No. 15 Sabine Lisicki, No. 18 Kirsten Flipkens.
STAT OF THE DAY: 60: number of match wins by Serena Williams at the Australian Open, equaling Margaret Court’s record for wins at the tournament in the Open Era.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I kept waking up in the middle of the night last night, just paranoid.” – Serena Williams on how the hot daytime temperatures in Melbourne affect her sleep patterns.
PLAYING THURSDAY: No. 1 Rafael Nadal vs. Thanasi Kokkinakis, No. 4 Andy Murray vs. Vincent Millot, No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro vs. Roberto Bautista Agut, No. 6 Roger Federer vs. Blaz Kavcic; No. 2 Victoria Azarenka vs. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, No. 3 Maria Sharapova vs. Karin Knapp, No. 10 Caroline Wozniacki vs. Christina McHale.
FORECAST THURSDAY: continuing hot, high of 111 degrees F.