Defending champion Iga Swiatek swept previous Sorana Cirstea to achieve the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
Swiatek, who ousted Emma Raducanu within the earlier spherical, underlined her standing as high seed as she defeated her Romanian opponent 6-2 6-3 in an hour and 22 minutes on court docket.
Cirstea, ranked quantity 83 on the earth, picked up the scalp of fifth seed Caroline Garcia within the fourth spherical however was unable to match Swiatek.
The Pole broke at her first alternative and at one stage stitched collectively eight successive video games to tie up the primary set and lead the second 4-0.
Her cost was delayed as Cirstea mounted a comeback of kinds however that solely delayed the inevitable as Swiatek moved into the final 4 with out dropping a set.
A possible ultimate towards second seed Aryna Sabalenka, who faces Maria Sakkara within the semis, remains to be on the playing cards however Swiatek should first see off Elena Rybakina. The tenth seed had earlier crushed Karolina Muchova 7-6 (4) 2-6 6-4.
Rybakina is the reigning Wimbledon champion and defeated Swiatek en path to the ultimate of the Australian Open. She was not at her most medical towards a resilient Muchova, providing up 32 unforced errors in a contest that lasted two hours and 45 minutes.