Johanna Konta’s Australian Open charge shows no sign of slowing after the British No 1 demolished Caroline Wozniacki to make the last 16.
Konta, seeded ninth, won nine games in a row on her way to beating the Danish 17th seed 6-3 6-1 in 75 minutes.
After her opening three rounds in Melbourne, Konta is yet to drop a set and continues to show why many are picking her as a genuine contender for the title.
Konta , who reached the semis here last here, will now face No 30 seed Ekaterina Makarova in the fourth round with Williams probably facing the winner.
“I definitely played a very high level today, I’m very happy to come through that,” Konta said on court afterwards.
“Caroline makes you work for it – you have to win it, she doesn’t give it you.
“I knew it was going to be a tough one, I wanted to from the get-go, assert myself and make sure I started and finished the match the way I wanted to play.”
It was an eighth successive victory for the Briton, who won the warm up tournament to the Australian Open in Sydney.