Britain's Andy Murray celebrates victory during his men's singles match against Spain's David Ferrer on day ten of the 2016 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 27, 2016. AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN
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Andy Murray and a much lesser-known British player, Johanne Konta, advanced to the Australian Open semifinals Wednesday, when the action on court had to compete with news about the integrity of the sport.Murray, making his 18th trip to a Grand Slam semifinal, beat David Ferrer 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday. It's the first time since the December 1977 version of the Australian Open that two British players -- John Lloyd and Sue Barker that year -- have advanced to the final four of any major.Konta, the first British woman to advance to a Grand Slam semifinal since Jo Durie at the 1983 U.S. Open, will play Angelique Kerber, who beat two-time champion Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 7-5 .The 27-year-old Zhang entered the Australian Open with a 0-14 record in Grand Slam singles matches.No. 7 Kerber broke No. 14 Azarenka's serve to end the match, her first win in seven matches against the Belarussian.
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