Simona Halep calls Serena Williams still the world's best player

Simona Halep calls Serena Williams still the world's best player

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.

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).

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) during her third round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich (not pictured) in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. "I was playing aggressive and she didn't have time to play her game", Pliskova said in the post-match interview.

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"I wasn't missing that much", she said.

"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".

Wozniacki takes the court in Indian Wells later in the day when she faces 20th seeded Russian Daria Kasatkina.


Halep won this event in 2015 and Wozniacki won it in 2011.

Simona Halep is into the quarterfinals at Indian Wells.

Halep's coach, Darren Cahill, tweeted during a conversation with former world number one Chris Evert that returning female tennis players "should not be penalised for giving birth by starting from zero". Kerber was undeterred, and broke the Garcia serve another time, on her fifth break point in a nine-minute game after another strong forehand forced an error from Garcia.

Kerber thus extends her head-to-head lead over Garcia to 4-2, and avenges her loss to the Frenchwoman in their most recent match - a first-round encounter past year at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open that kickstarted Garcia's run to back-to-back titles in Wuhan and Beijing and a spot in the Top 10.

Wang was the last Chinese player standing in the California desert, having achieved a career best result in Indian Wells by reaching the round of 16.

Kasatkina improved to 11-6 on the WTA Tour season as she seeks to better her quarter-final appearance here in 2016.

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