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Australian Open order of play, Day 9: Venus, Muguruza, Wawrinka and Federer all in action

Australian Open order of play, Day 9: Venus, Muguruza, Wawrinka and Federer in action
By Eurosport

23/01/2017 at 15:04Updated 23/01/2017 at 15:32

Roger Federer and Venus Williams are hoping for returns to former glory on day nine of the 2017 Australian Open, while Stan Wawrinka meets Jo-WIlfried Tsonga to slog it out for a place in the semi-finals.

Play begins at midnight UK time, 11:00 in Melbourne

TUESDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

  • Venus Williams (USA) [13] v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) [24]
  • Mischa Zverev (GER) v Roger Federer (SUI) [17]

Scroll down for full order of play.

MATCH OF THE DAY

Mischa Zverev (GER) v Roger Federer (SUI) [17]

Roger Federer

Roger FedererAFP

This has the potential to go either way, both in terms of the eventual winner and entertainment value. Roger Federer, four times winner of the Australian Open, is making his return from last season's injury woes and has, thus far, looked pretty good. WIth the best days of his career in all probability behind him, some argue this is one of the only grand slams Federer could still win. Enter Mischa Zverev, responsible for one of the tournament's biggest upsets. Having knocked world no.1 Andy Murray out of the tournament in the third round, it's well within the realms of possibility Zverev could rock the boat yet again.

Video - Highlights: Zverev shocks Murray

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POTENTIAL UPSET OF THE DAY

Venus Williams (USA) [13] v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) [24]

Though she's the higher seed in this match, it's fair to say it wouldn't necessarily be jaw-dropping if Venus Williams went out of the contest at this stage.

We'd certainly like to see her stay in the competition, not least for the possibility of a Williams v Williams semi-final, but she'll have to get past 25-year-old Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who is 11 years her junior, first.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Anastasia PavlyuchenkovaReuters

BRITWATCH

Britain's hopes now rest solely with Jo Konta who returns to take on the mighty Serena Williams on Wednesday.

SINGLES ORDER OF PLAY - Day 9: Tuesday 24 January

[Matches are listed in UK time - 11 hours behind local time in Melbourne]

ROD LAVER ARENA

Day session - midnight

  • Venus Williams (USA) [13] v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) [24]

Not before 2:00am

  • Coco Vandeweghe (USA) v Garbine Muruguza (ESP) [7]
  • Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [4] v Jo-WIlfried Tsonga (FRA) [12]

Evening Session - 8:00am

  • Mischa Zverev (GER) v Roger Federer (SUI) [17]

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