The sun will be shining brightly on the remaining quarterfinal clashes as we get to the business end of Australian Open 2021.
World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty's quest to become the first Australian to win their home Grand Slam since Chris O'Neil in 1978 is over after she was beaten in the quarterfinals by 25th seed Czech Karolina Muchova on Wednesday.
The Australian favourite and top seed cruised through the first set in 25 minutes to defeat Karolina Muchova 6-1 in Wednesday's quarterfinal but then fall apart in the next two sets on Rod Laver Arena.
Muchova will face the victor of the Jennifer Brady and Jesse Pegula match for a spot in the championship match.
"I was a bit lost on the court and my head was spinning, so I took a break and it helped me".
Not letting up, Barty broke Muchova for a third time in the opening game of the second set to continue her utter domination.
"They checked my pressure, they cooled me down and then I went back on the court".
Her come-from-behind win ended top seed Barty's hopes of becoming the first home victor at the Australian Open in 43 years after Chris O'Neil's breakthrough in 1978.
Barty, the 2019 French Open champion, had made a flying start to her year, winning the warm-up Yarra Valley Classic and had not lost a set before meeting Muchova.
Muchova's chances of victory looked remote after losing the first set in just 24 minutes, but the match changed dramatically following a medical time out that will come under scrutiny early in the second set.
Comebacks have been a staple in the tournament for Muchova, who rallied in earlier matches to win sets after trailing 5-0 and 4-0.
The 24-year-old Muchova called the trainer at 1-2 and he appeared to check her pulse and temperature before a medical timeout was taken.
The break worked wonders.
Barely missing a ball as Barty's unforced error tally mounted, Muchova broke the Queenslander twice more in the deciding set before converting her first match point with an ace after an hour and 57 minutes.