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Serena Williams fights back to reach Australian Open last eight

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Serena Williams avoided another Grand Slam defeat by Spain’s Garbine Muguruza as she fought back to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.
The American world number one, who lost to Muguruza at last year’s French Open, came through 2-6 6-3 6-2.
Williams next faces Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova, who beat two-time champion Victoria Azarenka 6-2 3-6 6-3.
Defending champion Stan Wawrinka beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 4-6 7-6 (10-8).

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Top seed Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori are among the men in action later on Monday.
Doubles defeat for Murray

Britain’s Dom Inglot and Romanian partner Florin Mergea enjoyed a stunning 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 win over top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan, but Jamie Murray could not join them in the last eight.
Murray saw his hopes of a second Grand Slam title end as he and Australian partner John Peers lost in the third round.
Fourth seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo proved too strong in a 6-7 (8-10) 6-2 6-4 win on court two.

 

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