Sharapova into Australian Open quarterfinals

Updated: January 20, 2013, 12:50 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Maria Sharapova continued her dominating display at the Australian Open, advancing to the quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Kirsten Flipkens to set a tournament record for the fewest number of games lost through four rounds.

Sharapova has lost only five games in four matches at Melbourne Park, including a pair of 6-0, 6-0 results -- 24 games in a row -- ahead of her third-round win over Venus Williams in which she dropped four games.

At the 1989 Australian ...

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