Aggressive Kerber snuffs out Sharapova's Aussie quest

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"She played a lot of shots into the corners, made a lot of drop shots, so I was trying to bring it back simply".

However Hsieh, at 32 years of age the oldest player left in the draw, had already eliminated the out-of-sorts Wimbledon champion Garbiñe Muguruza and the highly experienced Agnieszka Radwanska from the competition and had beaten Kerber six times in 16...

Chung, who is only 21 years old and ranked world No. 58, had defeated fourth seed and 20-year-old Alexander Zverev 5-7, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3, 6-0, while Osaka, 20, ousted 21-year-old Australian Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-2. She played unbelievable. She was hitting the balls, I don't know. All the time she had the better answer. "It's another tough match but I am in the quarter-finals right now and just trying to continue how I played last week", Kerber said.

Camera IconGermany's Angelique Kerber is all smiles after booking her spot in the quarterfinals with a win against Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei. Actually, my boyfriend was looking at her game earlier this morning.

"So I was try to still going my Su-Wei style, you know". "I didn't have a plan".

Maria Sharapova says she is inspired by the likes of thirtysomethings Serena Williams and Roger Federer to get back to the top after her doping ban.

Madison Keys is through to the fourth round of the Australian Open after starting Saturday's program on Margaret Court Arena with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Ana Bogdan.

The final set took 2 hour, 22 minutes and Halep won on her first match point when Davis hit a forehand wide along the sideline.

"I think the first set was very close but I needed to step up and be more aggressive", the tall 25-year-old said in the on-court interview. Djokovic and Chung have met only once, when Djokovic beat him in straight sets in the first round at Melbourne Park two years ago. "I just want to enjoy it", Kerber explained.

World number one Simona Halep avoided the dramas of the third round to ease into the quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Naomi Osaka.

Kerber's winning streak is up to 13 matches.

A sharp increase in her ranking should help that late-blooming push, by putting her into more competitive tournaments. "We're sharing a room and a bathroom, and last night we ate together, but we had to be professional out of respect for each other, the other players and the crowd". I couldn't sleep. I had pain everywhere.

"I was way better match today". "We were playing full-time together for two, three years, so playing against her was really tough".

The Romanian has now spent just shy of eight hours on the court despite grappling with an ankle injury that flared up during her opening-round defeat of local wildcard Destanee Aiava.

"So I still think there is room for improvement".