Harriet Dart’s Indian Wells run came to an abrupt halt at the hands of Madison Keys who swept her aside 6-1,6-4.
Dart will console herself knowing that her efforts in the desert event will see her break into the top 100 for the first time in her career.
She will also leapfrog Heather Watson in the British rankings to become No. 2 behind Emma Raducanu.
Keys said in her on-court interview. “I definitely think having such a great game to break after having some chances earlier in the (final) set and not capitalising on them (was the key),”
“I was a bit nervous but being able to serve it out in a straight forward way was the good part.
“I’m just happy I’ve won some matches here. It’s the most I’ve ever put together here and to be back in front of a crowd again, especially a home crowd, feels really good.”
Keys will next meet No. 3 seed Iga Swiatek in the quarter final.
Main photo:- Madison Keys moves into quarter final by WTATennis.com