Medvedev battles to reach the Australian Open semis, while Yastremska sweeps.

In a thrilling encounter at the Australian Open, Daniil Medvedev fought tooth and nail against Hubert Hurkacz to secure a spot in the semifinals.

The third seed, who endured consecutive defeats in the finals in 2021 and 2022, overcame Hurkacz in a hard-fought five-set match, claiming victory with a scoreline of 7-6(4) 2-6 6-3 5-7 6-4.

Despite initially appearing poised to wrap up the match in four sets, Medvedev faced a resilient Hurkacz who forced a decider.

In the final set, the Russian broke for a crucial 4-3 lead, ultimately securing the win and expressing his satisfaction with the performance.

Medvedev acknowledged Hurkacz's skill, stating, "I knew how 'Hubi' can play, and he played quite well. I had a small chance in most games, and I managed to take it. So really happy and proud about that because with him, you don't get many chances.

Known for sometimes struggling to win over the crowd, Medvedev has enjoyed strong support in Melbourne this year and looks forward to leveraging that backing in the semifinals against either Carlos Alcaraz or Alexander Zverev.

Meanwhile, in the women's singles, Dayana Yastremska made history by becoming the first women's qualifier to reach the Australian Open semifinals since 1978. The Ukrainian, ranked 93rd in the world, secured her place in the last four with a decisive 6-3 6-4 victory over Czech player Linda Noskova.

Yastremska, who had already defeated Grand Slam champions Marketa Vondrousova and Victoria Azarenka in her remarkable journey, is set to face either 12th seed Zheng or world number 75 Kalinskaya in the next round.

Expressing her excitement about the historic achievement, Yastremska stated, "It's nice to make history. It's something new for me and for my generation because the last time it happened, it was a long time ago. I think I was a little too emotional today before my match, but that's fine because I could put my emotions away. Another step is done.

With the day session finishing on schedule, organizers breathed a sigh of relief after Tuesday's extended play. As the tournament progresses, the Australian Open continues to deliver riveting matches and unexpected outcomes, keeping fans on the edge of their seats.