Halep reaches semi-finals at Indian Wells

Indian Wells World no 1 Halep into quarters Venus advances

Indian Wells World no 1 Halep into quarters Venus advances

Needing to move to the semifinals to have a chance of staying in the Top 5, Pliskova will face Pliskova's victory sets up a quarterfinal encounter for the World No.5 against Naomi Osaka who defeated 6-1 5-7 6-1 Maria Sakkari.

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

Kasatkina said she is starting to believe in herself, especially when she faces top 10 players. "It's just real talent".

Venus Williams survived a hard fourth round test to beat Latvia's Sevastova 7-6, 6-4 just one day after beating sister Serena in a third round contest.

"Not taking the ranking because she didn't play tournaments, but just protected ranking for - I don't know how many tournaments you have, like, eight".

"Me and Caroline, we are playing kind of tactic tennis", Kasatkina said.

Awaiting Williams in the quarterfinals is 27th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain, who beat American wild card Danielle Collins 6-2, 6-4.

Although the Chinese eventually stopped the rot with a break of her own, Halep soon took charge again and cruised to an ultimately routine victory.

"She outsmarted me", Wozniacki said.


"It was a quick turnaround from last night when it feels like, 'Hey, this is a final to you're only in the fourth round, '" Williams said on court.

Anisimova, a 16-year-old wild card, won her first three WTA Tour matches at Indian Wells, beating Pauline Parmentier, No. 23 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and two-time Wimbledon victor Petra Kvitova without dropping a set. "She had a tough game".

Kasatkina will play either seventh seed Caroline Garcia of France or Angelique Kerber of Germany in the quarter-finals.

Halep advances to the quarter-finals where she will face unseeded Petra Martic of Croatia who beat Czech Marketa Vondrousova 6-3, 7-6 (7/4).

"I just fought and that's maybe why I won because I refuse to lose".

"I stayed so many weeks off with injury and now coming back, so I was a little bit exhausted".

Monfils used an eight-minute injury timeout in the second set to get his back worked on before returning to the court and getting broken in fourth game.

In the men's draw, Philipp Kohlschreiber upset second seed Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the fourth round on Tuesday. World No. 8 Del Potro extended his win streak over the Spaniard to five straight matches, winning 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) at the ATP Tour hardcourt tournament here Tuesday.

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