HIGHLIGHTS-Australian Open 2023: Day eight on Monday
1238 SABALENKA INTO QUARTER-FINALS FOR FIRST TIME Sabalenka stormed into the Melbourne Park quarter-finals for the first time with a 7-5 6-2 victory over Swiss Bencic, setting up a meeting with teenager Linda Fruhvirtova or Donna Vekic.
Highlights of the eighth day of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Monday, all times local (GMT +11): 1454 LINETTE STUNS GARCIA
Poland's Magda Linette reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final with a 7-6(3) 6-4 upset of fourth seed Caroline Garcia in just under two hours at Rod Laver Arena. Linette made only 14 unforced errors to Garcia's 33 in a disciplined performance and will next face former world number one Karolina Pliskova.
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1415 PLISKOVA ADVANCES IN 55 MINUTES Former world number one Karolina Pliskova needed only 55 minutes to beat China's Zhang Shuai 6-0 6-4 to move into the quarter-finals.
Pliskova fired 12 aces and 33 winners to set up a clash with Magda Linette. 1238 SABALENKA INTO QUARTER-FINALS FOR FIRST TIME
Sabalenka stormed into the Melbourne Park quarter-finals for the first time with a 7-5 6-2 victory over Swiss Bencic, setting up a meeting with teenager Linda Fruhvirtova or Donna Vekic. Bencic drew first blood with a break in the third game but the Belarusian fifth seed cut down the unforced errors and upped the pace of her serve to run out a worthy winner in 87 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.
1109 SABALENKA, BENCIC ON COURT FOR FOURTH-ROUND CLASH Aryna Sabalenka and Belinda Bencic got their fourth-round clash underway as scheduled under sunny skies at Rod Laver Arena, kicking off day eight of the championships.
The temperature was 22 degrees Celsius (71.6 Fahrenheit) with a high of 26 forecast.
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