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.
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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