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Carla Suarez Navarro back in Melbourne last eight

Carla Suarez Navarro back in Melbourne last eight

21/01/2018 at 05:36Updated 21/01/2018 at 06:00

Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro became the first player to qualify for the Australian Open quarter-finals with a 4-6 6-4 8-6 win over Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit.

The 29-year-old’s victory sees her equal her performances in 2009 and 2016, when she also reached the last eight.

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Second seed Caroline Wozniacki awaits her the next round.

Video - Highlights: Suarez Navarro edges Kontaveit

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Suarez Navarro is now a six-time Grand Slam quarter-finalist, but she has never reached the semis.

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