Halep topples Wang to reach Indian Wells quarter-finals

Halep topples Wang to reach Indian Wells quarter-finals

Pic: EPA (Halep will next play world number 51 Petra Martic of Croatia) Simona Halep booked her place in the Indian Wells quarter-finals as she beat Wang Qiang in straight sets.

The first Croat to reach the round 16 at Indian Wells since 1997 when Iva Majoli lost to Venus Williams collecting her first top 10 win, beat 6-3 7-6 Marketa Vondrousova.

Halep had to work in the opening set before cruising in the second against the world No.55.

Simona Halep (ROU) during her second round match against Caroline Dolehide (not pictured) in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

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"I wasn't missing that much".

It was a disappointing exit for Wozniacki, who finally silenced her critics earlier this year with her maiden Grand Slam title in Melbourne, where she defeated Halep in the final.

The 26-year-old Romanian showed no sign of the foot injury that forced her to withdraw from the Qatar Total Open in Doha last month and is well positioned to make a run at reclaiming the Indian Wells title she won in 2015.

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Wozniacki had a chance to take it back but she needed to win the Indian Wells title to do it.

Kasatkina said she is starting to believe in herself, especially when she faces top 10 players.

"I love the way that they are motivated and they are still playing at this age, Serena with the kid", Halep said. She was the last Chinese singles player standing in the California desert.

Wang came into the match having recorded impressive wins over Timea Bacsinszky, Elise Mertens and Kristina Mladenovic, but made far too many unforced errors on Tuesday. "So I know a little bit how she's playing, but I will focus on myself like always".

Meanwhile, Williams survived a hard fourth round test to beat Sevastova just one day after beating sister Serena for the first time since 2014 in Montreal.

The 25-year-old Czech Pliskova blasted four aces and broke Anisimova's serve three times in the one hour, 32 minute match.

Williams, who is the oldest female player in the draw at 37, rallied in the second set against Sevastova to book her spot in the quarter-finals.

To reinforce their hopes, Venus has to beat Carla Suarez Navarro or wildcard Danielle Collins in the quarterfinals.

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