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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Highlights from day seven of the Australian Open tennis championship at Melbourne Park on Sunday. Local times (GMT +11): 1255 OSAKA BATTLES BEFORE MUGURUZA Third-seeded Naomi Osaka saved two match points as she rallied a set against to beat last year’s finalist Garbine Muguruza 4-6 6- 4 7-5. 1219 HSIEH REACHES THE FIRST QUARTER-FINAL OF THE GRAND SLAM Taiwanese Hsieh Su-wei reached the first Grand Slam quarter-final of her long career when she surprised 19th Czech seed Marketa Vondrousova 6-4 6-2 at the Margaret Court Arena. At 35, Hsieh will be the oldest player to make her Grand Slam quarter-final debut in the open era when she faces Naomi Osaka later this week. 11.10 GAME RUNNING ON DAY SEVEN The game started as scheduled on Victoria’s second five-day coronavirus lockdown day, resulting in fans being barred from Melbourne Park. Two new locally acquired COVID-19 cases were reported in the state in the 24 hours through Sunday morning. The temperature was 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit) and some sunshine was forecast for the afternoon.