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Published Aug. 27, 2005

A GEM FOR COLOMBIA: No. 32 Fabiola Zuluaga understands what her victory will mean for Colombia.

She beat Hungary's Aniko Kapros 6-4, 6-2 to become the first Colombian woman to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal.

Zuluaga, playing in her third Australian Open, hopes her success will boost tennis' popularity in her homeland.

"It's great, what it means for my country," she said.

Zuluaga was asked about her next match, a far tougher test when she meets Amelie Mauresmo. "First of all, I have to celebrate this," she said.