Simona Halep has admitted that she is more than up to the challenge of beating Victoria Azarenka in their quarter-final showdown at the US Open.
Halep told reporters: "I think I played against Victoria in Doha, she beat me like 6-4 6-3 (6-3 6-1). I am a different player now compared to then. I am stronger physically and I am stronger mentally. It will be a new day and a new match. Everything is different.
"I believe that I can win the match, so I have to stay positive, try everything I can to win and play my game, be aggressive and play fast.
"I know she is going to fight hard because she is a fighter. But we are both tired, we both are in the quarter-finals. The US Open is the last Slam of the year, so is normal that we are more tired."
Halep faces Azarenka in the last eight on Wednesday.