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Halep beats Wang to reach BNP Paribas quarters

IANS  |  Indian Wells (US) 

Top-seeded cruised past of in the fourth round of the Open tournament here.

The world number one emerged on top of a tight first set and rolled through the second over the course of a 7-5, 6-1 defeat of Wang on Tuesday, reports

World No. 55 Wang is the third highest ranked in behind and She was the last Chinese singles standing in the desert.

Halep advances to the quarter-finals and will face unseeded of Croatia, who advanced to the last eight with a straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) win against Czech Marketa Vondrousova on Tuesday.

"I wasn't missing that much," the 26-year-old Romanian said after the match.

"I dominated a little bit more."

Halep, who is one of two former champions left in the draw, is now 17-1 on the season having already won a title in both singles and doubles at Shenzhen,

Halep and second seed have taken turns being No. 1 this year with Wozniacki grabbing it after beating Halep in three sets in final and Halep winning it back just prior to Indian Wells.

Halep won a title at the Indian Wells Garden in 2015 and Wozniacki won it in 2011.



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 12:58 IST