Svetlana Kuznetsova is feeling fresh

Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova during her fourth round match against Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 21, 2013
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Svetlana Kuznetsova says she is feeling fresh following her three-set victory over Caroline Wozniacki today.

Svetlana Kuznetsova has said that she feels fresh after a long injury lay-off towards the end of last year.

The former US Open and French Open champion beat Caroline Wozniacki today to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.

Kuznetsova missed several months of the season and after dropping down the rankings, said that she is feeling the benefits of good off-season preparation.

"I am really happy with the result," she said after the match. "I was a bit disappointed with the second set but I kept fighting.

"I had some knee problems last year but I had a good pre-season. I am feeling fresh and it's showing on the court.

"I never stopped loving the game. I was tired [after so many matches] but now I am feeling fresh again."

Kuznetsova will play either Victoria Azarenka of Elena Vesnina in the next round.

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