Halep beaten by teenager Vondrousova in Indian Wells


Marketa Vondrousova reached the round of 16 at the US Open in 2018

Unseeded Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova stunned world number two Simona Halep to reach the quarter-finals at Indian Wells.

The 19-year-old, ranked 61st in the world, beat the Romanian 6-2 3-6 6-2.

Vondrousova has already defeated 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko and last year’s finalist Daria Kasatkina during her run in California.

“I was running a lot – I felt like I was dying for a moment,” Vondrousova joked in an on-court interview.

“I’m so happy to be through and so happy with my play.”

She will play either Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina or Australian Ashleigh Barty in the last eight.

It is the first time Vondrousova has beaten a top-five player.

She served for the match at 5-1 in the third set but was broken to 15, before a scrappy game from Halep ensured her victory.

French Open champion Halep, who is still without