Hello! Welcome to the night session on day 8 of the Australian Open, where the most anticipated match of this quarterfinal stage is taking place imminently. A resurgent Venus Williams will be attempting to turn back the hands of time once more as she faces sixth seed Agnieszka Radwanska under the lights.

V. Williams vs A. Radwanska | Australian Open
Women Singles | Round 4 | 26.01.2015 | Melbourne
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A. Radwanska (6)
A. Radwanska (6)
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Updated 26/01/2015 at 10:38 GMT
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WILLIAMS 6-3 2-6 6-1 RADWANSKA. Game, set and match! For the first time since 2010, Venus Williams storms into a Grand Slam quarterfinal against all odds. A brilliant recovery after the American looked well on her way out and an incredible victory for the 34 year old.
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WILLIAMS 6-3 2-6 5-1 RADWANSKA. BREAK! Much like the last, Venus breaks again and seals it without losing a single point. Radwanska's shoulders have dropped and, at least for now, she looks entirely out of ideas. Venus will now have two chances to serve out what would be an incredible, famous victory.
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WILLIAMS 6-3 2-6 4-1 RADWANSKA. Quite the hold from Miss Williams. The American storms to double game point, before trying to sabotage herself with three errors in a row. She eventually finds herself back to game point, then the process rests. For many long minutes, the American wrestles with herself more than Radwanska, but somehow she eventually holds.
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WILLIAMS 6-3 2-6 3-1 RADWANSKA. BREAK! Suddenly, Venus is back in the groove, pasting forehands inside out and piling the pressure on by sweeping to the net. The Radwanska serve falls swiftly, and and break to love gives Venus some daylight.
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WILLIAMS 6-3 2-6 2-1 RADWANSKA. Somehow, Williams has blagged her way back into the lead. After capturing the break, some enormous serving and big first shots off her first serves allow her to escape the game without meeting a single deuce. Radwanska shakes her head as, in the crowd, an amazing split screen pictures American 18-time slam champions Serena Williams and Martina Navratilova cheering their sister and charge on respectively. Quite an occasion this is.
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WILLIAMS 6-3 2-6 1-1 RADWANSKA. BREAK! Just as it looks safe to start counting Williams out, from 30-30 she gives herself a lifeline with some incredible coverage at the net, ending with both players in the forecourt and Williams with a backhand volley winner. A slick volley winner later, and it's back on serve.
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WILLIAMS 6-3 2-6 0-1 RADWANSKA. BREAK! The woes continue for Williams as she strolls to 30-0, then sets up an easy putaway, only to fluff her lines with two consecutive messed up sitters. The first ends up right in Radwanska's path despite her all but giving up on the point, the second hits the top of her frame and all but hits the back fence. Needless to say, she loses the next three points and it ends with her dropping serve to start set three.
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WILLIAMS 6-3 2-6 RADWANSKA. SET! After a torrent of mistakes, one final Williams forehand error seals it off for Radwanska. The elder Williams has much to think about between the two sets.
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WILLIAMS 6-3 2-5 RADWANSKA. Williams finally stops the run of five games against her, but of course, the damage has been done already. She'll be hoping that the slew of first serves produced under no pressure here will remain present in the imminent third set.
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WILLIAMS 6-3 1-5 RADWANSKA. It's all getting away from Williams very quickly now. Another quickl hold for Radwanska with the most stylish dropshot off a shanked, short return brings proceedings to game point and an ace sends Venus further out of contention in this set. She stands one game away.
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WILLIAMS 6-3 1-4 RADWANSKA. BREAK! The errors are coming thick and fast now for Williams, and they're not pretty. Those misses coupled with few first serves quickly bring the curtain down on another Williams service game.
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WILLIAMS 6-3 1-3 RADWANSKA. No problems for the Pole this time around. In her desperation, Williams comes flying to the net but not behind very good approach shots. A passing shot, a lob, and it's time for Venus to serve again.
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WILLIAMS 6-3 1-2 RADWANSKA. BREAK! Williams serving woes continue, and as Radwanska's game slowly comes together, it's simply not good enough. Second serves bring long points, which bring Radwanska the games she has been searching for.
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WILLIAMS 6-3 1-1 RADWANSKA. Williams has two break points, but two break points come and go with thanks to some strong serving from the Pole. It still all went to deuce, but by their standards in this match, a swift hold for the Pole.
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WILLIAMS 6-3 1-0 RADWANSKA. Another game, another marathon. One would think these epic games would favour the tireless retriever over the 34 year old 20-year veteran who carries with her an energy-sapping auto-immune disease, but there's no logic to be found here. After a woeful serving performance all match despite the score, Williams finds some clutch first serves and eventually gets it done.
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WILLIAMS 6-3 RADWANSKA. Set! Venus is still rising, pummelling the ball and dancing around the court. She gets to set point, she looks unstoppable, she pounds her forehands, she gallops to the net to put away the easy smash and...she mis-times her jump and bunts it into the bottom of the net. Naturally, another marathon ensues as both women alternate between snuffing out the other's game or break point with moments of glory. Finally, Venus pounds down a crosscourt forehand to snatch the set.
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WILLIAMS 5-3 RADWANSKA. There's nothing more vindictive than complimenting an epic break with a lightening hold, but that's what Williams did. After the lengthy, unending points on the Radwanska serve, Williams just flicks a wrist, slams down some of her famous bomb serves and it Radwanska's turn again.
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WILLIAMS 4-3 RADWANSKA. Break! There is no easy way to summarize a game that lasted twelve deuces, produced six break points, see-sawed from game point to break point and back again, and took seemingly five hours to complete, so why bother? Most important is that, after almost criminally throwing away the first two break points by missing sitters, Williams dragged herself back to break point and finally saw it through.
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WILLIAMS 3-3 RADWANSKA. Anything you can do, I can do...just as well, says Venus. She crushes a few more forehands before showing some delicate hands with a lob right over Radwanska's left side. Radwanska tries to responde with a backhand overhead, but it flies well out and Venus levels again.
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WILLIAMS 2-3 RADWANSKA. This time it's a love hold for a Radwanska who is doing her best to mix it all up with low slices and loopy dinks to the Williams forehand. With a couple of errors from Williams it doesn't take long for her to be seated again with her slight lead restored.