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PHOTOS: Murray and Serena power into Aus Open quarter-finals

Last updated on: January 21, 2013 20:16 IST

Aus Open: Resurgent Kuznetsova downs Wozniacki to reach last eight

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A resurgent Svetlana Kuznetsova stunned former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in an absorbing encounter on Rod Laver Arena to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 victory on Monday.

The former US and French Open champion, unseeded this year after an injury-disrupted 2012, prevailed in a highly competitive 75-minute third set and wrapped up her victory with a backhand volley at the net.


Image: Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia celebrates
Photographs: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

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The 27-year-old Russian made 41 unforced errors but 52 winners were enough to claim a place in the last eight for the third time in 12 appearances at Melbourne Park.

The former World No. 2 will play the winner of the next match on Rod Laver Arena between defending champion Victoria Azarenka and Elena Vesnina.


Image: Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark hits a return
Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters

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