Fans soaked up another action-packed day of play, but with Australia’s Victoria State heading into a five-day lockdown due to a COVID-19 outbreak, the next five days will resemble the fan-less sights seen at most tournaments over the past year.
These are the Top 5 Photos the sum up Friday's action:
Serena wasn't playing her best and struggled to find her rhythm against a hungry-to-win Anastasia Potapova. In the end, the 23-time Grand Slam champion found a way to capture the extremely tight opening set and eventually claim a 7-6 (5), 6-2 victory.
The 39-year-old's win happens to be her 360th major match win and puts her just behind Roger Federer for the all-time record. It was also her 90th Australian Open win.