World number 2 and 2015 Dubai Tennis Championships winner Simona Halep won in style, 23 ranking Lesia Tsurenko in 16th round to qualify for quarter finals with Swiss player, 45th seed Belinda Bencic.
She made it in straight sets 6 – 3, 7 – 5, the Romanian yet to lose a set in her two rounds so far. Halep is lost to Belgian Elise Mertens, settle to runner up last week in Qatar Open held in Doha, Qatar,
Simona Halep expressed her confident mindset in a media conference held immediately after the pre quarter final match with Tsurenko, “My mindset now is just to finish the points as quick as possible. I’m trying to be more aggressive.” Further she mentioned “I’m more relaxed. I don’t put pressure on myself. Also, I have no expectations. When I feel that, I play better.” She feels “I feel close to my highest level,”