United States' Madison Keys makes a forehand return to France's Caroline Garcia during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.
Eighth seed Caroline Garcia battled into the last 16 of the Australian Open Saturday to set up clash with the risky Madison Keys for a place in the quarter-finals.
Yet to drop a set through her first three matches, Keys's big-hitting from the back of the court wore down the inexperienced Bogdan - playing in her maiden grand slam third round.More news: OPEC Cut Compliance Rises to 118% on Venezuelan Production Decline
That was as good as it got for the French woman though, as Keys won the next two games to wrap up the win in just 68 minutes.
She will now play American 17th seed Keys who continued her steady progress through the draw with a 6-3, 6-4 win over unseeded Ana Bogdan.
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"So as unbelievable as that run was, the combination of being exhausted from that and having a wrist that still wasn't 100 percent flawless, I just needed to kind of shut it down, calm down, and then I was really excited to start the new season".
She broke the Frenchwoman twice again at the start of the second to charge into a 3-0 lead.
Keys could meet Kerber in the quarterfinals if the 21st-seeded German beats Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan.More news: Who Gets Sent Home When the US Government Shuts Down
Six-time champion Novak Djokovic, 2017 victor Roger Federer and 2016 champion Angelique Kerber will look to book quarterfinal spots on Day 8 of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.