Halep, Muruguza Advance at Rain-Hit WTA Cincinnati Thursday

Nadal Pliskova advance at Cincinnati on day of upsets

Halep was a victor in straight sets against Anastasija Sevastova, while fourth seed Muguruza fended off four match points in her victory over Madison Keys.

But Halep regrouped and romped through the tiebreaker to set up a semi-final against unseeded Sloane Stephens, who beat Julia Goerges earlier in the day.

"I'm not playing my best tennis, but winning when I'm not playing good is a plus for me", Halep said.

Barty took down Venus Williams but the Australian was stopped in her tracks by Wozniacki.

Also reaching the quarter-finals was Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza.

The Briton had a break point in each of the Romanian's games in the opener but converted only two out of 10.

Despite her eventual defeat, it was a strong display by the Brit, who saved a series of match points and kept Halep on court for nearly two hours. The sixth-ranked Spaniard saved three match points in downing 17th-ranked American Madison Keys 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7/3).

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"You never knew who was going to win until the last point", Muguruza said.

"After the match in Toronto I was a little bid down with my confidence, and the first two matches here I was struggling during the match because I couldn't find the rhythm, but today I played really well and I am thankful with the way I played", Halep told ESPN after the match. "I think I motivated myself, also the tough moments that I had after she came back at 5-all and also 6-5, 0-40, but then I could finish the tiebreak so strong, so everything is fine", the Romanian said.

Muguruza has a last-eight date with eighth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Nadal was assured of advancing past injured Andy Murray for the top spot when Roger Federer withdrew from Cincinnati with a back injury.

Grigor Dimitrov beat big-hitting Argentine Juan Martin del Potro for the first time in six career attempts to book a place in the last eight at the Cincinnati Open on Thursday. Dimitrov's most recent setback had been in the first round this year at Rome. I knew she could stay there. "I really needed that match".

Dimitrov next faces Japan's Yuichi Sugita, who rallied past Russian Karen Khachanov 6-7 (0/7), 6-3, 6-3.

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