Melbourne [Australia], Jan 29 : Romanian tennis player Simona Halep on Wednesday advanced to the semifinals of the Australian Open.
Halep outclassed Estonian Anett Kontaveit in straight sets 6-1, 6-1 in the quarterfinal clash at Rod Laver Arena in 53 minutes.
Halep thrashed the 28th seeded, playing in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal, without dropping a set.
With the win, Halep extends her head-to-head dominance against Kontaveit to 3-0, winning all of the sets contested between them.
The Romanian will now either play against Garbine Muguruza or Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the next round.