Playing on Louis Armstrong stadium, it was the first time that the two had faced each other on one of the main courts at a Grand Slam tournament. They had already played 10 previous matches with 5 wins a piece.
Halep needed 1 hour and 38 minutes, some aggression and racquet throwing to defeat the Spaniard in two sets, 6-2 7-5.
She now awaits the result of this evening’s match between World No. 1, Serena Williams and Yaroslava Shvedova to see who her quarter-final opponent will be.