Indian Wells, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Rising Romanian Simona Halep was an easy quarterfinal winner Wednesday at the $5.9 million BNP Paribas Open tennis event.
The sixth seed humbled Aussie qualifier Casey Dellacqua 6-2, 6-2 on the hardcourts at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
The 22-year-old Halep, who has now won nine of her last 10 matches, recently titled in Doha, this after piling up the first six WTA titles of her career last year.
Halep's semifinal opponent will be second-seeded Pole Agnieszka Radwanska or seventh-seeded former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic, who titled here in 2010.