For the first time in the professional era, four women from
the Czech Republic reached the last 16 of a grand slam and
Safarova could be joined in the last eight by compatriots
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova and 2011 champion Petra Kvitova, who
are in fourth round action later on Monday.
Safarova, seeded 23rd, needed just 48 minutes to end Smitkova's
bid to become the lowest-ranked woman to reach the
She will next meet either Polish fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska
or Ekaterina Makarova of Russia for a place in the semi-finals.
(Reporting by Pritha Sarkar; Editing by John O'Brien)
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