They weren't supposed to be here, but we're glad they are. An Australian Open full of surprises has left us with a delightful final matchup between Li Na, who considered retirement last summer, and No. 20 seed Dominika Cibulkova.
Eugenie Bouchard's legion of fans at the Australian Open cheered her on to a quarterfinal victory against Ana Ivanovic and likely will be plenty vocal when the Canadian teenager faces Li Na in the semifinals.
Things look to be setting up nicely for No. 1 seed Serena Williams to battle No. 2 seed Victoria Azarenka for the US Open title. Not so fast. They'll have to get through two highly motivated opponents in Li Na and Flavia Pennetta first.
Sloane Stephens, the final American, is out, and the women's semifinals are set. In an already-wacky Wimbledon, the semis not surprisingly are comprised of three players nobody would have expected and one many may have never heard of.