Sport Halep cruises into Indian Wells last eight

23:00  13 march  2018
23:00  13 march  2018 Source:   Omnisport

Halep survives scare at Indian Wells

  Halep survives scare at Indian Wells Simona Halep was challenged by Caroline Dolehide in the Indian Wells Masters third round, but advanced in three sets.World number one Simona Halep survived a slight scare at the Indian Wells Masters, overcoming Caroline Dolehide to reach the fourth round.

Osaka gave up her serve again in the final game as Halep cruised into the last eight , where she will face either Karolina Pliskova or Barbora Strycova. STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN.

Simona Halep - cropped: Simona Halep at the Indian Wells Masters © Provided by Omnisport Simona Halep at the Indian Wells Masters

World number one Simona Halep did not need to be at her best as she beat Wang Qiang in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells Masters.

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.

Although Halep's own performance was far from faultless, particularly in the first set, the Romanian triumphed 7-5 6-1 and will now face Petra Martic in the last eight.

If Wang was high on confidence following her performances earlier in the tournament, her morale was surely raised further as she twice responded immediately to falling a break down in set one.

Halep ensures Martic is gone with the wind at Indian Wells

  Halep ensures Martic is gone with the wind at Indian Wells Petra Martic was a break up in the final set, but Simona Halep showed why she is world number one to progress at Indian Wells.Simona Halep came through a stern test from Petra Martic in the wind to reach the semi-finals of the Indian Wells Masters.

Indian Wells Masters. Jankovic takes on former French Open winner Francesca Schiavone, Kuznetsova will be up against Urszula Radwanska while Niculescu faces Rebecca Peterson for a place in the last - eight play for Wednesday, September 23 - Can Halep cruise her way into the last - eight ?

World number two Simona Halep dropped just four games in a clinical display of defence to offence to score her first win over Maria Sharapova and move into the last eight for just the second time in six appearances at the China Open.

However, after receiving a pep talk from coach Darren Cahill at a change of ends, Halep raised her level to reel off three successive games and take the opener 7-5, although she was forced to save a break point before wrapping up the set at the fourth attempt with an unreturned serve.

The writing was on the wall for Wang when she also lost the first three games of set two.

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.

Del Potro: I can't believe I won Indian Wells .
Winning the Indian Wells Masters title came as a surprise to newly crowned champion Juan Martin del Potro.Juan Martin del Potro was taken aback by his triumphant display at the Indian Wells Masters, where he dethroned defending champion Roger Federer in a thrilling final.


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