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Brilliant Keys stuns Badosa in straight sets to reach quarter-finals

Madison Keys produces a punishing display on Rod Laver Arena to stun Paula Badosa 6-3 6-1 and reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.

The world No 51 reaches the last eight for the first time since 2018 after confidently dispatching the world No 5 in one hour and 11 minutes.

The 26-year-old, who reached the semi-finals in 2015 and the 2018 quarter-finals, will play Barbora Krejcikova or Victoria Azarenka in the next round.

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“I’m so glad I’m back and that I have another match to play here,” Keys said after the match.

“I think I served pretty well and I returned really well. Off of the first ball I had a little bit of the advantage on a lot of the points and then was able to dictate.

“I knew that I was going to have to take my chances and go for it because if I gave her an inch she was going to take it.”

Keys’ aggression from the baseline was almost unstoppable for Badosa to contain in the first set and the American raced into a 3-0 lead. Keys hit 16 winners and made only eight unforced errors as she wrapped it up in 33 minutes.

Both players engaged in a lengthy tussle in the opening game of the second set, but Keys was able to secure a vital break on her fifth break point as Badosa fired a loose backhand into the net.

Badosa was able to break straight back in the next game but then went behind again in the third game, double faulting to hand Keys a 2-1 lead.

After holding her own service game, Keys sealed the double break with a vicious return of serve that Badosa could not return. With Sydney 250 champion Badosa visibly tiring, Keys reeled off the next two games in style.

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'Very happy' Badosa reaches third round for the first time after cruising past Trevisan

Paula Badosa cruises into the third round of the Australian Open after producing a comfortable 6-0 6-3 win over Martina Trevisan on Rod Laver Arena.

Badosa is yet to drop a set at this year’s Australian Open and the 24-year-old had no trouble in brushing aside Trevisan in 73 minutes to reach the third round for the first time of her career.

The world No 6 is delighted to be into the third round and says beating world number one Ash Barty at the Charleston Open in April last year was a turning point in her upturn in form.

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“I’m very happy,” Badosa said afterwards.

“Martina is a fighter, she has a really nice story and I really respect players like her. I knew she would fight until the end so I had to stay in every point and I’m really happy I got the win.

“I think I worked very hard last year and there was a key moment. I’m sorry the name I’m going to say right now but beating Ash Barty, the best player in the world, for me was amazing.

“After that moment I thought everything was possible and that I could beat any player.”

Trevisan, who knocked out Nao Hibino in straight sets in the first round in her third main draw appearance, produced seven unforced errors in the opening three games and the Spaniard went a double break up in 17 minutes.

Trevisan struggled on her first serve and Badosa was gifted her third break in the opening set as the Italian double faulted. Badosa sealed the bagel on her serve when Trevisan lashed a wild forehand wide.

Into the second set and is looked like Badosa would break against the qualifier in the opening game, but the Italian rescued four break points.

Trevisan clung on until Badosa broke again at 2-2 and it did not take long for the No 8 seed to seal the victory, winning the tie on the Italian’s serve.

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