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Australian Open tennis: Madison Keys storms into last eight

Madison Keys continued her good run in the Australian Open tennis tournament, reaching the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-2 over Caroline Garcia.

tennis Updated: Jan 22, 2018 12:44 IST
Madison Keys defeated Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open tennis tournament.
Madison Keys defeated Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open tennis tournament. (AP)

Madison Keys blew French eighth seed Caroline Garcia off the court 6-3 6-2 in a 68-minute display of power tennis to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the second time on Monday.

The 22-year-old, the sole surviving American in the women’s draw, gave up her first service game but rallied impressively to set up a last eight date with 2016 champion Angelique Kerber.

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The 17th seed sent down six aces and 20 winners in the opening set on Rod Laver Arena and maintained the onslaught to win the first four games of the second.

Keys, a losing finalist at the U.S. Open last year and a semi-finallist in Melbourne in 2015, wobbled a bit with the finishing line in sight but secured victory with a sublime crosscourt forehand winner.