Day 10 at the 2013 Australian Open will wrap up quarterfinals action for both the men's and women's draw. Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Serena Williams will all play on Wednesday in Melbourne as the second week of the tournament progresses.
The women will take center court first, with the top half of the bracket playing two quarterfinals matches to start the day at Rod Laver Arena. No. 1 Victoria Azarenka will face Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first match of the day at Laver, starting at 11 a.m. local time, or 7 p.m. ET Tuesday night in the States. Following that match, Serena will play fellow American Sloane Stephens in the second women's quarterfinal of the day.
This is the first time Stephens has advanced to the quarters of a Grand Slam, and she will be a heavy underdog against her idol. She's had a relatively easy trip to the quarters, winning in straight sets in the first three rounds before needing three sets to knock off Bojana Jovanovski in the round of 16. Serena will present an altogether different challenge for Stephens, but the all-American matchup should be fun to watch in primetime on Tuesday night in the US. The match will start no earlier than 8:30 p.m. ET.
After the women settle things, the two men's quarterfinal matches will follow at Laver. Following Serena-Stephens will be Murray, who faces unseeded Frenchman Jeremy Chardy to wrap up the day session on center court. Murray is going for his second straight Grand Slam title after winning on the hard court at the U.S. Open last year. Chardy's five-set upset of Juan Martin Del Potro paved the way for this run to the quarters, but now he'll face a rested Murray, who has not lost a set and breezed past Gilles Simon in the fourth round.
Federer will play the final quarterfinals match of the day, leading off the evening session against a familiar foe, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Federer should certainly be tested by Tsonga, who's defeated the 17-time slam winner at a major in the past. Tsonga is also a former finalist at the Aussie Open, a feat that will be hard to match with both Federer and likely Murray standing in the way. Federer, meanwhile, is going for his fifth Aussie Open title and is trying to snap the streak of No. 1 Novak Djokovic. The match is set to being at 7:30 p.m. local time and 3:30 a.m. ET in the US.
Tennis Channel will broadcast the start of Day 10 with coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday night. ESPN 2 will then take over at 9 p.m. ET, broadcasting the rest of the day session up to 2 a.m. ET. ESPN2 will then come back on the air for the evening session and the start of Federer-Tsonga at 3:30 a.m. ET.