Snapshot from day five at the Open

Paula Badosa won her eighth straight match to advance the Australian Open fourth round.
Paula Badosa won her eighth straight match to advance the Australian Open fourth round.

SNAPSHOT FROM DAY FIVE AT THE OPEN:

PLAYER OF THE DAY: Miomir Kecmanovic - having been drawn to play nine-time Open champion Novak Djokovic in the opening round, the Serb has cashed in on his countryman's dramatic tournament-eve deportation to surge into the last 16.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "It's unbelievable. A week ago I was supposed to play the world No. 1 and didn't have much of a chance there, but now I'm in the last 16." - Kecmanovic after taking out Italian 25th seed Lorenzo Sonego in four sets to guarantee himself a quarter-of-a-million day pay day win, lose or draw against Frenchman Gael Monfils on Sunday.

STAT OF THE DAY: Bidding for a third Open crown, but first as a mother, former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka stormed into the fourth round with a straight-sets drubbing of Elina Svitolina in her best result at Melbourne Park in six years.

TOURNAMENT SUMMARY: Azarenka, French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova, fifth seed Maria Sakkari and eighth seed Paula Badosa all marched on in the women's event. Kecmanovic has emerged as the surprise packet from the top half of the men's draw while German ace Alexander Zverev, Wimbledon semi-finalist Denis Shapovalov, Matteo Berrettini and Pablo Carreno Busta are also locked in for the fourth round.

Australian Associated Press