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Chinese Zhang Shuai roars into Australian Open women's singles quarters

Editor: Chen Yue 丨Xinhua

01-26-2016 08:47 BJT

MELBOURNE, Jan. 25, 2016 (Xinhua) -- China

MELBOURNE, Jan. 25, 2016 (Xinhua) -- China's Zhang Shuai reacts after winning the 4th round match of women's singles against Madison Keys of the United States at the Australian Open Tennis Championships in Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 25, 2016. Zhang Shuai entered the Australian Open women's singles quarterfinals here Monday. (Xinhua/Bi Mingming)

MELBOURNE, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Chinese qualifier Zhang Shuai grabbed firmly the ticket into the quarterfinals of the women's singles here on Monday night as she beat Madison Keys from the United States in the 2016 Australian Open tournament.

After 14 failed attempts to enter second round in the grand slams in her career, Zhang achieved huge breakthrough this year in Melbourne by powering through the first three rounds unexpectedly.

MELBOURNE, Jan. 25, 2016 (Xinhua) -- China

MELBOURNE, Jan. 25, 2016 (Xinhua) -- China's Zhang Shuai reacts after winning the 4th round match of women's singles against Madison Keys of the United States at the Australian Open Tennis Championships in Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 25, 2016. Zhang Shuai entered the Australian Open women's singles quarterfinals here Monday. (Xinhua/Bi Mingming)

The late night battle of Monday lasted for one hour and 45 minutes, with a limping Keys who won the first set at 6-3 but later struggled in the last two sets, losing a double 3-6.

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