Romania has not had a grand slam champion for 40 years, but Simona Halep is not feeling the pressure as the favourite at the French Open.
World number one Simona Halep lost just three games in a clinical demolition of Elise Mertens to reach the last eight at a canter.
Serena Williams had Mike Tyson in her corner at Roland Garros as she set up a battle with old rival Maria Sharapova.
The pick of the French Open last-16 ties sees Serena Williams face Maria Sharapova after both women won through on Saturday.
World number one Simona Halep has not had an easy start to the French Open but she is through to round four after beating Andrea Petkovic.
Simona Halep, Serena Williams and Garbine Muguruza were all among the round-two winners at the French Open on Thursday.
There are 10 players capable of winning this year's French Open in the women's draw, says Simona Halep.
Two matches in as many days was no problem for Simona Halep, who was far too good for Taylor Townsend.
There were wins for Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki at the French Open on Wednesday.
Nerves affected Simona Halep's French Open first-round match with Alison Riske, so the world number one was pleased to get through.