Ekaterina Makarova upsets Angelique Kerber to make quarter-finals

It was a major disappointment for Kerber, who remains the only player in the current top 10 not to have made a Grand Slam final.

updated: January 20, 2013 10:37 IST
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Melbourne: Russian 19th seed Ekaterina Makarova knocked world number five German Angelique Kerber out of the Australian Open on her way into the quarter-finals on Sunday.

Makarova, who also made the last eight in 2012, came out on top of a tough battle 7-5, 6-4 and will play either second seed Maria Sharapova or the unseeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium for a place in the semi-finals.

"It's an unbelievable feeling. My team has done a great job and I'm so happy," said Makarova, who lost to Sharapova in the quarters last year.

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