Result: Simona Halep ousts Jelena Jankovic

Romanian number one Simona Halep reaches her first ever Grand Slam quarter-final by beating Jelena Jankovic in round four of the Australian Open.

Romanian number one Simona Halep has reached her first ever Grand Slam quarter-final by beating Jelena Jankovic in round four of the Australian Open.

Simona Halep of Romania celebrates her win over Jelena Jankovic of Serbia during their women's singles match on day eight of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 20, 2014© Getty Images

Halep took 112 minutes to beat the eighth seed 6-4 2-6 6-0 at Hisense Arena.

Jankovic made 43 unforced errors and 23 winners, while Halep produced 22 unforced errors and 28 winners.

Halep, who will climb into the world's top 10 next week, will meet Dominika Cibulkova next.

Cibulkova caused a mini shock earlier on day eight by winning 3-6 6-4 6-1 against 2008 champion Maria Sharapova.

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova celebrates after victory in her women's singles match against Russia's Maria Sharapova on day eight of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 20, 2014
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