Who would you take: the field or the big four? Yes, it's a laughable question, but perhaps, collectively, the outsiders can start chipping away at the dominance the same few players have had on the game.
At 19, Sloane Stephens is the last teenager standing in Melbourne. In the quarters, she'll meet Serena Williams, who at 19 was a Grand Slam champion and is in no mood to be a mentor just yet, writes Kamakshi Tandon.
For Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova, meeting in the Australian Open's third round is a sign of the challenges the two have faced the past few years, but that they are meeting at all is a sign of their perseverance.