Australian Open: Day 9

Serbian superman Novak Djokovic remained firmly on course for a third straight Australian Open title on Tuesday after dismantling Tomas Berdych in four sets to set up a last four meeting with Spanish comeback king David Ferrer. Meanwhile Maria Sharapova was just as impressive as she continued a ruthless march through the women’s draw with a 6-2 6-2 savaging of Ekaterina Makarova, while Li Na ended Agnieszka Radwanska’s winning streak to continue her love affair with Melbourne Park. - Photos by Agencies

Maria Sharapova of Russia serves to compatriot Ekaterina Makarova during their women's singles quarter-final match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 22, 2013. – Photo by Reuters

The ITF said there was unanimous support for the introduction of the passport, which is used to detect variances in biological make-up that might indicate doping and has been introduced in cycling. -Photo by AFP

Serbia's Novak Djokovic serves to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. – Photo by AP

The Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych serves against Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their men's singles match on day nine of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 22, 2013. – Photo by AFP

Supporters of Serbia's Novak Djokovic holds up banners during his quarterfinal match against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, – Photo by AP

Russia's Ekaterina Makarova reacts during her quarterfinal match against compatriot Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. – Photo by AP

Li Na of China barbeques a small freshwater crayfish, known locally as a "Yabby", in the Player's Cafe at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, in this handout photograph provided by Tennis Australia January 22, 2013. – Photo by Reuters

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