HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Australian Open day eight

MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Highlights of Monday's eighth day of the Australian Open, the first grand slam tournament of the year (times in GMT):

0210 KEYS HAPPY TO BE BACK

Keys missed the 2017 Australian Open due to a wrist injury and is relishing her winning return to Melbourne Park.

"It definitely made me realize how much I love it and how much pressure I put on myself. Missing this last year, I feel like I'm playing without pressure and just going out and playing my game," the American said after her fourth-round victory.

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American Keys storms into last eight at Melbourne Park

Halep tests her powers of recovery in Osaka clash

Order of play on Monday

Kyrgios bows out defeated but wins over Australia

Contender Svitolina races past Allertova

Double delight for Taiwan's Hsieh at Australian Open

Dimitrov stays cool to subdue Kyrgios in thriller

American hero Tennys is good for tennis, says Wilander

Andy who? Briton Edmund reaches first grand slam quarter-final

Nadal weathers blast from pocket rocket Schwartzman

Mertens makes maiden major quarter-final in Melbourne

Wozniacki gallops into Melbourne quarter-finals

Free and single-handed, Suarez Navarro makes last eight

Cilic reaches quarters, celebrates 100th grand slam win

0135 AMERICAN KEYS THRASHES GARCIA TO REACH LAST EIGHT

Madison Keys, the last surviving American woman at Melbourne Park, thrashed eighth seed Caroline Garcia 6-3 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals.

The 22-year-old next faces Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei or former champion Angelique Kerber.

0030 PLAY UNDERWAY ON DAY EIGHT

Play got underway on schedule at 11 a.m. local time (0000 GMT) at Melbourne Park with Madison Keys and Caroline Garcia battling it out for a place in the quarter-finals.

The temperature was 23 degrees Celsius (73F) and forecast to reach a top of 26. Read our preview of the day's action here: (Compiled by Nick Mulvenney and Aditi Prakash; Editing by Greg Stutchbury/Peter Rutherford)

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