Defending champion Iga Swiatek swept away Sorana Cirstea To advance to the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open indian wells.

The dismissed Swiatek Emma Raducanu inside previous lapHe underlined his seed status by beating his Romanian opponent 6-2 and 6-3 in one hour and 22 minutes on the field.

Ranked 83rd in the world, Cirstea scalped fifth-seeded Caroline Garcia in the fourth round but failed to match Swiatek.

The pole was broken at the first opportunity and combined eight consecutive games in one stage, equalizing the first set and leading the second set 4-0.

His offense was delayed as Cirstea made some sort of comeback, but that delayed the inevitable as Swiatek went into the last four without dropping a set.

A potential final against second place Arina SabalenkaFacing Maria Sakkara in the semi-finals is still in the cards, but Swiatek needs to see Elena Rybakina first. The 10th seed had previously beaten Karolina Muchova 7-6 (4) 2-6 6-4.

Rybakina is the reigning Wimbledon champion and defeated Swiatek on her way to the Australian Open final. She was not in her most clinical form against a resistant Muchova, who presented 32 non-essential errors in a competition that lasted two hours and 45 minutes.