Halep beats Wang to reach BNP Paribas quarters

Getty Images North America Simona Halep's hits another forehand winner

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

"She is a very tough opponent because she is serving pretty strong and also the forehand has a lot of top spin ..."

"There were some points where she just played and it was too good", Williams said. "It's just real talent". She could be the number one seed for those tournaments.

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

Halep breezed through her fourth round match with a 7-5, 6-1 win over China's Wang Qiang and eighth seed Venus Williams faced a stern test from Anastasija Sevastova but held on for a 7-6 (8/6), 6-4 victory.

Halep needs to reach the final at the Tennis Garden to hang onto her top WTA ranking against a charge from Australian Open victor and formerly top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki.


"She outsmarted me", Wozniacki said. Halep reclaimed the ranking just before Indian Wells. She has beaten all four current Grand Slam titleholders in the past year, including U.S. Open victor Sloane Stephens in straight sets this week. Playing the BNP Paribas Open for the second time, Osaka improved her best result in a Premier Mandatory event and became the first Japanese to make the quarter-finals here since 1996 when Kimiko Date lost to Martinez in the semifinals. "I knew that I had to change something, but I didn't realise what it was exactly", she said. "So quite simple rule".

Halep can hold onto the top ranking by reaching the final here.

Former world number one Karolina Pliskova used her powerful serve to overwhelm 16-year-old Amanda Anisimova and reach the quarter-finals for the third year in a row. "You can see she's hitting the ball without thinking".

Simona Halep shared a picture of herself watching Serena and Venus on Monday night, writing: "Tonight I'm just a fan of the game and the Williams sisters".

"I'm playing my best matches against the best players", she said. I have many things to learn from them.

Kohlschreiber will next play the unseeded Pierre-Hugues Herbert, who won his third round match when fellow Frenchman Gael Monfils retired with a back injury. In the second set, Martic served for the match at 6-3 5-3 and got to 30-30, but Vondrousova came back and serve for the second set at 6-5.

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