Kerber through to quarter-finals

Angelique Kerber

Kerber has played in two Grand Slam semi-finals in her career

Angelique Kerber reached the last eight of the Australian Open for the first time with a 6-4 6-0 victory over fellow German Annika Beck.

The seventh seed prevailed in a one-hour first set that featured seven breaks of serves.

But the 28-year-old raced away with the second to set up a meeting with Victoria Azarenka or Barbora Strycova.

Britain’s Johanna Konta plays Ekaterina Makarova and Shuai Zheng faces Madison Keys in the remaining last-16 matches.

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