Caroline Wozniacki reaches quarter-finals

Annette Crawford
January 23, 2018

Awaiting Wozniacki in the last eight is Carla Suarez Navarro, who won the previous meeting between the pair but lost five of the six before that.

"Pablo came back and really gave me a lot of trouble".

'That's the first time in a match, ' she said of her between-the-legs shot, which went over the net but was comfortably volleyed away by Rybarikova. She didn't win the point, but said it was progress.

'If I may so myself, I'm pretty proud of that.

Former U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic became the first man into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open when he ground down Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-7 (2) 6-3 7-6 (0) 7-6 (3) on Sunday.

She has won two of their seven career head-to-heads, which date to a match on a lower-tier tour in 2006.

"She started very good", said Suarez Navarro of her opponent. "We had a lot of tough rallies so I was really glad how I stayed in there mentally".

In the end, Fett was doomed by poor serving - putting just 43 percent of her first serves in play - and a failure to convert her opportunities - going just 2-for-8 on break-point chances.

In a match where each player only held serve four times, Ostapenko's all-or-nothing style ultimately proved to be her undoing.

Mertens, ranked 37th in the world, extended her winning streak to eight matches after defending her title at the Hobart International earlier this month.

Martic took a medical timeout to receive treatment from a trainer for a hip or upper thigh complaint after the fifth game of the second set.

In the quarterfinals, Mertens will play the victor of Sunday night's match between fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina and qualifier Denisa Allertova, who hasn't dropped a set in her three main-draw matches.

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