In extinguishing the hopes of local favourite Casey Dellacqua on Sunday night, Eugenie Bouchard became the first Canadian woman to make a Grand Slam singles quarterfinal in more than two decades.
A year after their epic fourth-round clash in Melbourne, Stanislas Wawrinka will meet Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals after the Swiss cantered past Tommy Robredo in straight sets on Sunday.
Fabio Fognini may have made the better jokes, but Novak Djokovic was the one laughing last after a straight-sets demolition of the 15th-seeded Italian on Sunday.
Italy's Flavia Pennetta has upset ninth seed Angelique Kerber in a 6-1 4-6 7-5 win to book her place in the quarterfinals of Australian Open 2014.
Twelve months after playing a starring role in arguably the match of 2013, Stanislas Wawrinka is in Melbourne with a top-eight seeding in a major for the first time.
Back towards the top of the rankings after three forgettable years, Ana Ivanovic’s up and down performances at the Australian Open mirror the trajectory of her career.