Rafael Nadal now has an excellent chance to add to his 14 Grand Slam titles after world number one Andy Murray and title-holder Novak Djokovic were both knocked out.
Leander Paes and Martina Hingis served six aces to their opponents' four and converted all three of the break point opportunities in the second round match at the Rod Laver Arena on Monday.
This time last year Johanna Konta, 25, was a largely unknown entity, but her run to the Australian Open last four in 2016 put her on the map and she followed it up with a stellar season that saw her named the WTA's most improved player
Roger Federer defeated Kei Nishikori to book his place in the Australian Open quarters, while top seeds Angelique Kerber and Andy Murray both crashed out
While Leander Paes won his mixed doubles first round match, Sania Mirza went down in her women's doubles Round 3 encounter at the Australian Open.
Andy Murray lost in four sets to be knocked out of the Australian Open on Sunday.
Rafael Nadal needed all his trademark grit against Alexander Zverev, 19, dubbed "the future of tennis", and his superior fitness told as he ground out a thrilling 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-2 win
Both Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna won their respective matches to enter the second round of mixed doubles at Australian Open on Saturday.
Andy Murray swamped Sam Querrey 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 and Roger Federer humbled Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 in just 90 minutes to move into the fourth round of the Australian Open
ESPN have dropped a commentator from their panel after he compared tennis star Venus Williams to a gorilla.
While Sania Mirza progressed to third round in women's doubles, Rohan Bopanna lost his men's doubles second round match.
Sumit Nagal, who had recently been dropped from the Indian Davis Cup team, reportedly due to disciplinary issues, had denied the charges against him
Denis Istomin defeated World No.2 and defending champion Novak Djokovic in five sets at the Australian Open on Thursday.
Leander Paes and his Brazilian partner Andre Sa had a one-set advantage but lost 6-4, 6-7(3), 4-6 to 10th seeded pair of Treat Huey and Max Mirnyi
Denis Istomin scored the biggest win of his career on Thursday when he defeated defending champion Novak Djokovic in the second round of Australian Open.
Novak Djokovic was the defending men's singles champion of the 2017 Australian Open.
Both Johanna Konta and Caroline Wozniacki are angling for a maiden Grand Slam title with the winner of their clash on Saturday potentially facing sixth seed Dominika Cibulkova in the Australian Open fourth round and Serena Williams in the quarters.