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Fireworks help celebrate Venus Williams’ Australian Open run

Venus Williams of the U.S. celebrates after winning over Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Fireworks lit up the sky above Rod Laver Arena the moment Venus Williams completed her fourth-round win at the Australian Open on Monday night.

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Cibulkova ends unseeded Azarenka’s run at Australian Open

Venus Williams of the U.S. reacts to a lost point to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Williams sisters are back in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam, and neither one is there just to watch.

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Serena Williams thanks fan for the (free) advice

Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Garbine Muguruza of Spain in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — And, now onto the Super Bowl.

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After making history, Nishikori still getting used to No. 5

In this Jan. 16, 2015 photo, Japan's Kei Nishikori poses for photo with a fan following  a press conference ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.  It's only been a couple months since Nishikori moved into the No. 5 ranking, and he's not yet comfortable with the number. "I'm really new to be No. 5, so I'm still not comfortable," Nishikori told the cheering crowd at Rod Laver Arena on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015,  where Japanese flags were waving during the windy afternoon match as he beat the supremely athletic No. 9-ranked David Ferrer in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. 6-3. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It’s only been a couple of months since Kei Nishikori moved into the No. 5 ranking, and he’s not yet comfortable with the number.

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Venus Williams’ strong Australian Open run continues

Venus Williams of the U.S. makes a forehand return to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams’ strong run at the Australian Open continued Monday when she beat sixth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time since 2010.

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