primetime position, winning four
matches in a row while going the distance, three sets in all four matches.
In her last three rounds of play, the unseeded
Dokic defeated 17th seeded Anna Chakvetadze of Russia, 11th seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and 29th seeded Alisa Kleybanova of Russia.
Tuesday night in the quarterfinals, Dokic meets the third seeded Dinara Safina of Russia in yet another night match.
Dokic's previous best Australian Open performance was a 3rd round finish in 1999. Later that same year, Dokic as a qualifier recorded her breakthrough win as she surprised the world and the world number one Martina Hingis of Switzerland 6-2, 6-0 in the first round at Wimbledon.
A year later in 2000, Dokic reached the Wimbledon semifinals in her best grand slam result to date and soared to her career highest ranking of four in 2002.
And although Dokic would like to go further into this year's Australian Open, she admitted after her last match "I really struggled physically. I was on my last reserves."