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Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka reach quarter-finals of Australian Open

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In Tennis, Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka both survived close battles to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

Third seed and title favourite Osaka saved two match points on her way to a 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory over last year’s runner-up Garbine Muguruza while Williams was a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 winner against Aryna Sabalenka.

In Men’s singles, defending champion Novak Djokovic moved into the Australian Open quarter-finals, but third seed Dominic Thiem was stunned by Grigor Dimitrov.

Bulgarian Dimitrov, a semi-finalist in 2017, dismantled the US Open champion of Austria 6-4, 6-4, 6-0.

World number one Djokovic overcame Milos Raonic in four sets. The Serbian eight-time Australian Open champion won 7-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. He will play sixth seed Alexander Zverev after the German beat Djokovic’s compatriot Dusan Lajovic 6-4, 7-6, 6-3.

Dimitrov, the 18th seed, will face Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev, who stunned Felix Auger-Aliassime.

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