- Barty has stayed at No. 1 in the rankings despite not having played much at all in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Karolina Muchova staged a stunning comeback Thursday to upset World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty.
- Barty is trying to become the first Australian to win the women's title at Melbourne since Chris O’Neil in 1978.
Australian Open Day 9: Novak Djokovic beats Milos Raonic to make it to yet another semi-final where he will face Roger Federer. Djokovic beats Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7-1). The Swiss ace was pushed to the brink by the American Tennys Sandgren. On another day Sandgren would have been home and dry but Federer saved 7 match points to finally come out victorious. Meanwhile, Sofia Kenin and Asheligh Barty sailed through to semifinals and square off against each other on Thursday.Follow Highlights of the 2020 Australian Open: