Record-setting Maria Sharapova jets into Australian Open quarter finals

The world number two, a finalist at Melbourne Park last year, blitzed to a 6-1, 6-0 win and will next face fellow Russia's 19th seed Ekaterina Makarova, whom she beat in the last eight in 2012.

updated: January 20, 2013 14:10 IST
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Melbourne: Flawless Maria Sharapova set a new Australian Open record Sunday in losing just five games en route to the quarter-finals, where she was joined by fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova.

The second seed has been in impeccable form and she thrashed unseeded Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 6-0 to set up a meeting with 19th seed Makarova, who knocked out world number five German Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-4.

World number four Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland plays Serbian 13th seed Ana Ivanovic, and sixth seed Li Na of China takes on German Julia Goerges in Sunday's other fourth round matches.

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