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HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Australian Open day eight


Reuters
Updated: 21-01-2019 10:58 IST
HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Australian Open day eight

Highlights of Monday's eighth day of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year (all times GMT): 0525 FOURTH SEED ZVEREV FALLS TO RAONIC

Fourth seed Alexander Zverev was knocked out of the fourth round by Canadian Milos Raonic, who sealed a 6-1 6-1 7-6(5) win in just under two hours. A frustrated Zverev smashed his racquet at one point but managed to save two match points in the third set before Raonic clinched the victory in a tiebreak.

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0302 OSAKA RALLIES TO VICTORY Naomi Osaka dropped the opening set before coming back to defeat Latvian Anastasija Sevastova 4-6 6-3 6-4 and reach the Australian Open quarter-finals for the first time.

After losing the first set tamely, Osaka earned a decisive break to go up 4-2 in the second set before levelling the match. The world number four endured some nervy moments in the decider before sealing the contest in one hour and 47 minutes. Up next for Osaka is WTA Finals champion Elina Svitolina. The Japanese has lost three of their five career meetings, including their most recent clash at Miami last year.

0153 SVITOLINA INTO QUARTER-FINALS Sixth seed Elina Svitolina overcame a mid-match blip to beat American Madison Keys 6-2 1-6 6-1 on Monday. (Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru;)


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