A glimpse of the future and another strong performance from a seasoned campaigner was the story of the women's quarterfinals played on Tuesday, while it was all about Stan in the men's.
A patient Tomas Berdych has reached his first Australian Open semifinal by beating Spain's David Ferrer 6-1 6-4 2-6 6-4 at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday. He has now reached the final four at all four majors.
After a close shave in the third round, Li Na has regained her mojo – and in a 6-2 6-2 pasting of Flavia Pennetta on Tuesday, she showed that elusive Australian Open title may be within reach.
In her first major quarterfinal, Canadian 19-year-old Eugenie Bouchard ousts Ana Ivanovic in three sets to advance to a semifinal against Li Na.
The Australian Open remains the only major where Tomas Berdych is yet to make the semifinals or better - on Tuesday, he gets a chance to advance against David Ferrer.
On the back of being named WTA newcomer of the year in 2013, Eugenie Bouchard has made her first major semifinal in Melbourne, and isn't keen to stop there.