Australian Open day 11 snapshot

Anna Harrington

PLAYER OF THE DAY: Sofia Kenin left the Rod Laver Arena crowd stunned into silence, delivering a stellar performance to see off Australia's world No.1 Ashleigh Barty in straight sets 7-6 (8-6) 7-5. The American fought back from a break down in the second set to round out a superb victory and qualify for her first grand slam final.

STAT OF THE DAY: Max Purcell and Luke Saville became the first all-Australian pair to qualify for the men's doubles final in 22 years - and can become the first to win it in 23 years - since Mark Woodfoorde and Todd Woodbridge triumphed back in 1997, if they are triumphant on Sunday.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Perspective is a beautiful thing. Life is a beautiful thing. She brought a smile to my face as soon as I came off the court. I got to give her a hug. It's all good." - Barty on having her baby niece Olivia with her in her post-match press conference.

TOURNAMENT SUMMARY: A first-time winner will hold the women's singles trophy aloft on Saturday, with Kenin to face Garbine Muguruza in the final, after the unseeded Spaniard saw off Simona Halep in straight sets 7-6 (10-8) 7-5. Australians Purcell and Saville will face the American-British pairing of Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury in the men's doubles final on Sunday.