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2018 Australian Open: Day 8

23 January 2018

In an emotional 3-set thriller, 2016 Australian Open champion  Angelique Kerber willed herself into the quarterfinals over Su-wei Hsieh of Chinese Taipei. The former champ overcame her crafty opponent by raising her physical and mental game to give her the edge in the final 2 sets.  Kerber will next face Madison Keys of the US.

After scoring his first Top 5 win, NextGen champ  Hyeon Chung stunned 6-time champion Novak Djokovic in a convincing 3-set match. Chung becomes the first South Korean, male or female, to reach the last eight of any Grand Slam. Chung’s clean strokes and athleticism led to his victory over Djokovic, his childhood idol, which made the win even more special.  He will play American Tennys Sandgren, who has continued his dream run after defeating Dominic Thiem in a thriller 5 set match.