HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Australian Open day eight

MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Highlights of Monday's eighth day of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year (all times GMT):

0929 POUILLE PASSES CORIC TEST

France's Lucas Pouille overcame a slow start to beat 11th seed Borna Coric 6-7(4) 6-4 7-5 7-6(2) and reach the last eight of a Grand Slam for the first time since back-to-back quarter-final appearances at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 2016.

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Pliskova pounds Muguruza to reach quarters

Zverev bows out to clinical Canadian Raonic

Inspired by young guns, Osaka marches on

Svitolina masters Keys to unlock passage to QFs

Federer knocked out by Greek wunderkind

Idol Federer becomes Tsitsipas's "rival"

Federer rues missed chances in thriller

Nadal blows away Berdych to reach quarters

Halep not intimidated as Serena showdown looms

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Australian Open order of play on Monday

0612 PLISKOVA TOO GOOD FOR MUGURUZA

Karolina Pliskova defeated fellow former world number one Garbine Muguruza 6-3 6-1, the Czech seventh seed prevailing in one hour.

0525 FOURTH SEED ZVEREV FALLS TO RAONIC

Fourth seed Alexander Zverev was knocked out of the fourth round by Canadian Milos Raonic, who sealed a 6-1 6-1 7-6(5) win in just under two hours.

A frustrated Zverev smashed his racquet at one point but managed to save two match points in the third set before Raonic clinched the victory in a tiebreak.

0302 OSAKA RALLIES TO VICTORY

Naomi Osaka dropped the opening set before coming back to defeat Latvian Anastasija Sevastova 4-6 6-3 6-4 and reach the Australian Open quarter-finals for the first time.

After losing the first set tamely, Osaka earned a decisive break to go up 4-2 in the second set before leveling the match. The world number four endured some nervy moments in the decider before sealing the contest in one hour and 47 minutes.

Up next for Osaka is WTA Finals champion Elina Svitolina. The Japanese has lost three of their five career meetings, including their most recent clash at Miami last year.

0153 SVITOLINA INTO QUARTER-FINALS

Sixth seed Elina Svitolina overcame a mid-match blip to beat American Madison Keys 6-2 1-6 6-1 on Monday. (Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by John O'Brien)

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