Shalini Deshmukh
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Top seed Simona[1] spared a match point in a holding fight with Ons Jabeur[2] before fixing her place in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships.

Simona Halep was on the precarious edge of an unexpected destruction to the in-structure world number 45, however held tight to win a spine chiller 1 6-2 7-6 (9-7) on Wednesday.

The double cross fabulous pummel champion and Jabeur were given extraordinary sponsorship from enthusiastic Romanian and Tunisian supporters in a throbbing challenge that swung one way and the other.

Simona  Halep seemed bound to finish the turnaround easily when she drove 3-0 in the last set, yet the tireless Jabeur was savoring the fight and demonstrated extraordinary soul to take the advantage at 6-5.

The unseeded Jabeur was broken to cherish when serving for the match, however, and a twofold deficiency talented 2015 victor Simona Halep a 4-2 lead in the tie-break, yet there was more show to come.

Jabeur fought off three match focuses to win one of her own, yet Simona  Halep demonstrated her coarseness to win the following two focuses before her gutsy rival bored a forehand long to end a strained two-hour challenge.

Simona  Halep will confront Aryna Sabalenka in the last eight after the seventh seed crushed Elise Mertens 6-4 6-3.

Australian Open second place Garbine Muguruza progressed with a hard-battled Veronika Kudermetova, winning 7-5 4 6-4 two days in the wake of taking out the returning Kim Clijsters.

Elena Rybakina, a three-time finalist this year, showed signs of improvement of Katerina Siniakova for the second progressive week, a 6-3, 6-3 triumph setting up a gathering with Karolina Pliskova.

Second seed Pliskova lost only three games in decided thrashing of Kristina Mladenovic, while Petra Martic, Jennifer Brady and Anett Kontaveit were additionally successful.