An unprecedented bar, a century of international centuries (a century is 100 runs) was set for him. He started groaning under the pressure, and took a year to achieve the landmark, to India's collective sigh. Was this the grand finale?
Serena Williams is out at the Australian Open, beaten by 19-year old American Sloane Stephens. (Williams took it out on her racket.) Stephens, Victoria Azarenka, Roger Federer and Andy Murray all reached the semis.