Australian Open day eight From Reuters

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Highlights from day eight of the Australian Open tennis championships on Monday at Melbourne Park. Local times (GMT +11):

1505 BRADY BOOKS QUARTER FINAL BERTH

The American Jennifer Brady reached the quarter-finals with a 6-1: 7-5 win over the Croatian Donna Vekic.

Brady sent down nine aces and won 85% of her first serve points in a dominant performance against Vekic who was heavily buckled in her right leg.

Brady is next up against compatriot Jessica Pegula.

1435 MEDVEDEV marches on

The fourth seed Daniil Medvedev reached the quarter-finals with a clinical 6: 4: 6: 2: 6: 3 win over the American Mackenzie McDonald.

Medvedev posted seven aces, 29 winners, and made only 15 easy mistakes when he completed the one-sided competition in 90 minutes.

CONTINUE READING:

Merciless Medvedev moves into Melbourne for the last eight

The American Pegula continues her dream run at the Australian Open

The battle-weary Nadal leads the second week in Melbourne

Australian Open play order on Monday

Djokovic answers fitness doubts by defeating Raonic

Zverev reaches the last eight with an easy win over Lajovic

Tennis Halep fights past Swiatek in preparation for the Serena showdown

Serena to the quarters after the Sabalenka test

The third seed Thiem is out of the Australian Open

Osaka returned from the sidelines to reach the quarter-finals

“Free Spirit” Hsieh rolls into the first Grand Slam quarter-finals

Nadal passes Norrie in the last 16

Barty jumps into the fourth round in an empty space

Medvedev wins the fiver to join the Russian prosecution

Players will switch back to COVID mode when fans leave the Australian Open

1310 PEGULA UPSETS SVITOLINA

The American Jessica Pegula continued her dream run with a 6: 4: 3: 6: 6: 3 victory against the Ukrainian fifth Elina Svitolina and reached the quarter-finals in a Grand Slam for the first time.

Pegula was far more effective on the net than her opponent and scored 31 winners compared to 19 from Svitolina.

1112 PLAY DOWN ON EIGHT DAY

The game began as planned on the third day of Victoria’s five-day coronavirus lockdown, which resulted in fans being banned from Melbourne Park.

A new locally acquired case of COVID-19 was reported in the state in the 24 hours leading up to Monday morning.

The temperature was a cool 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit) with a maximum of 27 ° C.

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