Simona soars through to quarterfinals
World No.3 Simona Halep displayed her full all-court artillery to dismiss Elise Mertens 6-4 6-4 to book her ticket into the Australian Open quarterfinals for a fourth time.
The two-time Grand Slam champion won six games in a row in the heart of the contest to wrestle away the initiative from the 16th seed and banished the nerves to complete an impressive triumph.
The 2018 finalist at Melbourne Park will meet No.28 seed Anett Kontaveit in the last eight.
It’s a great performance by me to play the quarterfinals again, it’s really nice to enjoy tennis here in Australia. I’m really happy to go through
said the 28-year-old.