Australian Open Recap (Women): Wozniacki, Svitolina Secure Last Eight Spots

Second seed Caroline Wozniacki has sealed her place in the Australian Open quarter-final following her straight-set victory over 20th seeded Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova.

The 27-year old Danish tennis player won 6-3 6-0 in 63 minutes against Rybarikova on Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne

She will now face Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro in her third Australian Open quarter-final after the unseeded Suarez Navarro booked her spot with a 4-6 6-4 8-6 victory over Anett Kontaveit of Estonia in two hours 17 minutes.

Speaking about his former after the match, the former world number one said: “I think you can tell my confidence is pretty good, I was pretty proud of that.”

“I’ve tried a few in practice but usually make a fool out of myself.” she further stated.

Fourth seed Elina Svitolina is also through to the last eight after beating Czech Denisa Allertova 6-3 6-0 in 57 minutes.

On her performance, Svitolina said: “I am very pleased with the performance.”

“It is not the first time I am going into the tournament as one of the favourites. It adds more pressure, but also gives you extra confidence.” she concluded.

23-year Svitolina will next face Elise Mertens of Belgium in the quarter-finals after she saw off unseeded world number 37 Petra Martic of Croatia 7-6 (7-4) 7-5.

Mertens became the first Belgian to get to the last eight in Australia since Kim Clijsters in 2012.