HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Australian Open day seven

MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Highlights of Sunday's seventh day of the Australian Open, the first grand slam tournament of the year (times in GMT):

0745 MERTENS EASES PAST MARTIC

Belgium's Elise Mertens reached her maiden grand slam quarter-finals with a 7-6(5) 7-5 victory over Petra Martic of Croatia.

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Order of play on Sunday

Order of play on Monday

0520 CILIC THROUGH TO QUARTER-FINALS

Sixth seed Marin Cilic recorded his 100th grand slam match win, beating Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-7(2) 6-3 7-6(0) 7-6(3) in the fourth round.

He reached his 11th grand slam quarter-final, tying Goran Ivanisevic for most quarter-final appearances at majors by a Croatian man.

"It's beautiful to hear them (milestones). I had my 300th career win at U.S. Open 2014... and I hope I can continue to win three more here," Cilic, who lifted the 2014 U.S. Open title, said in an on-court interview.

0405 WOZNIACKI EASES INTO QUARTERS

World number two Caroline Wozniacki needed just over an hour to beat Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3 6-0 in the fourth round.

The Dane will next face Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro in the quarter-finals.

0230 SUAREZ NAVARRO EDGES KONTAVEIT

Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro has reached the Australian Open quarter-finals for the third time, battling past 32nd seed Estonian Anett Kontaveit 4-6 6-4 8-6.

0015 PLAY UNDERWAY ON SCHEDULE

Play got underway on schedule at 11 a.m. local time (0000 GMT) at Melbourne Park, with Estonian Anett Kontaveit battling Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro at Rod Laver Arena for a place in the quarter-finals.

The temperature was 25 degrees Celsius (77F) and forecast to reach a top of 26. Read our preview of the day's action here: (Compiled by Hardik Vyas)

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