Australian Open: Croatian Lucic-Baroni beats Brady, enters quarter-finals

Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) Thirty-four-year-old Croatian veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni reached the women’s singles quarter-finals of the Australia Open tennis turnament defeating American Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-2 here on Monday.

Lucic-Baroni, World No.79, has not reached this round in a Grand Slam championship since Wimbledon in 1999, when she got through to the semi-finals, reports Efe.

The Croatian is the only non-seeded player to play in the quarter-finals.

She will now face fifth seed Czech Karolina Pliskova who beat Australian Daria Gavrilova 6-3, 6-3 on Monday.

–IANS

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