Highlights: Australian Open day eight By Reuters

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

1505 BRADY BOOKS QUARTER-FINAL BERTH

American Jennifer Brady eased into the quarter-finals with a 6-1 7-5 victory over Croatia’s Donna Vekic.

Brady despatched down 9 aces and gained 85% of her first-serve factors in a dominant efficiency towards Vekic, who had heavy strapping on her proper leg.

Brady faces compatriot Jessica Pegula subsequent.

1435 MEDVEDEV MARCHES ON

Fourth seed Daniil Medvedev raced into the quarter-finals with a medical 6-4 6-2 6-3 victory over American Mackenzie McDonald.

Medvedev despatched down seven aces, 29 winners and made simply 15 unforced errors as he wrapped up the one-sided contest in 90 minutes.

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1310 PEGULA UPSETS SVITOLINA

American Jessica Pegula continued her dream run with a 6-4 3-6 6-3 win over Ukrainian fifth seed Elina Svitolina to achieve the quarter-finals at a Grand Slam for the primary time.

Pegula was far simpler on the internet than her opponent, and in addition struck 31 winners in comparison with 19 from Svitolina.

1112 PLAY UNDERWAY ON DAY EIGHT

Play acquired underway as scheduled on the third day of Victoria’s snap five-day coronavirus lockdown, which has resulted in followers being shut out of Melbourne Park.

One new regionally acquired case of COVID-19 was reported within the state within the 24 hours to Monday morning.

The temperature was a cool 18 levels Celsius (64 levels Fahrenheit) with a most of 27C forecast.

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