"I'm really happy that I can play again in the quarterfinals, "Halep told Wimbledon.com".
Gauff's match with Halep, the 2018 French Open victor, is one of numerous highlights on what is known as Manic Monday because all 16 remaining men's and women's players in the draw are in action.
So how much did the 15-year-old make from her incredible debut performance at Wimbledon, and what will happen to her career next? "I enjoyed the crowd, the energy". I really did feel like I was probably playing in NY somewhere. With five already under her belt, Gauff will make reaching next month's US Open her priority.
"I am trying to try my best every time I step on court".
Eight-time champion Federer, four-time victor Djokovic and double champion Nadal all play last-16 ties against opponents who have never progressed this far before.
The unseeded Riske, 29, upset world No. 1 and pre-tournament favorite Ashleigh Barty 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, ending Barty's 15-match winning streak to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal.
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Having looked so assured in the first week - and a decent bet to end almost four decades of Australian being without a women's singles champion - she lacked the answers when required as Riske fought back to win 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.
"It meant a lot to me because I've looked up to her for a long time", Gauff said. She won two more points in her next game with aces, as well.
The 37-year-old seven-time champion is moving into something resembling her best form after an unconvincing first week but will not take Tuesday's quarter-final opponent Alison Riske lightly.
"I'm only 15. Like, I've not almost gotten [to] develop my game".
Against Suarez Navarro, Williams won six straight games from 3-2 in the first set and broke for a 5-2 lead in the second.
Meanwhile, eight-time Wimbledon singles champion Roger Federer said in a press conference: "Coco's doing an incredible job, it's fun to watch.she's really won over all the hearts from all the fans around the world who like tennis". She finished the match with 12 of them. Martic called for medical treatment on her left leg after the first game of the second set and her movement appeared to be hampered the rest of the way.
There was one consolation for Barty as Pliskova could have taken her number one spot but the Czech third seed went out as well in a marathon duel, beaten by Muchova 4-6, 7-5, 13-11.