"The score looked a little bit easier than it really was, we had a couple of tough games". I think that was the key of the match.
"I was not playing wonderful but still, even with a couple of mistakes, I didn't give up. I'm surprised with my serve, that I'm really doing good".
The Kazakh victor has been on a tear in 2020, winning the Hobart trophy and playing finals in Shenzhen and last weekend in in St Petersburg.
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On the other side of the draw, American qualifier Jennifer Brady - playing her sixth match in Dubai in six days - upset Garbine Muguruza 6-7 (5) 6-3 6-4 to advance to her first semi-final at WTA Premier level.
As she had on Wednesday, when playing Tunisian wildcard Jabeur, Halep had to fight her way out of a deficit after losing the opening set.
Brady, who ranks just outside the Top 50, has stunned herself with her form this week.
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The ninth-seeded Spaniard will bid for the semi-finals on Thursday, taking on Jennifer Brady, a 4-6, 6-4, 6-21 victor against Marketa Vondrousova.
The 2015 Dubai champion lifted her game to win the second set and ran off to a 4-1 lead in the final set before finishing off the night three games later.
Brady recovered from a set down against the two-time Grand Slam victor from Spain, winning the second set by breaking her opponent's last two serves. But her intensity dropped halfway through the second set and Brady was too strong for the Australian Open finalist on crucial points in the decider. "But I'm excited that I gave myself another opportunity to be in the quarters". "They didn't go my way", said Australian Open runner-up Muguruza who converted on only one of 10 break points.
"She was serving quite big".
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