Serena Williams put up a sterling performance in the Round of 16 of the Australian Open on Monday to oust World Number 1 Simona Halep.
The women’s singles match at the Rod Laver Arena was deemed the final before the final.
But it was the the 23-Grand Slam champion who came out victorious.
She won the first set 6-1 but the Romanian fought back to win the second.
A third set ending 6-4 went the way of the mother of one.
Serena Williams will next face World Number 7 Karolina Pliskova in the quarter finals.