Halep, bidding to become the 12th top seed to lift up the trophy and repeat her 2015 title-run, will spend her 18th and 19th weeks as World No.1 during Indian Wells, moving her past Jennifer Capriati (17 weeks) and Jelena Jankovic (18 weeks).
Simona Halep remained on course to claim her second Indian Wells title after she outlasted Petra Martic 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 in a marathon match to reach the BNP Paribas Open semi-finals.
The 26-year-old is yet to win a Grand Slam title but underlined her resilience in testing circumstances to recover from a break deficit in the final set and set up a meeting with either world No 5 Karolina Pliskova or Japan's Naomi Osaka.
The Croatian increased the intensity in a tie-break which she started with an ace and a frustrated Halep was forced to go the distance after sending a forehand long.
"There were some points where she just played and it was too good", Williams said. "But if you want to be on the top, you have to beat the top players. So quite a simple rule".
Kasatkina improved to 11-6 on the WTA Tour season as she seeks to better her quarter-final appearance here in 2016. Pliskova won the first seven points of the match and made her opponent commit 13 unforced errors to just 5 winners.
"I knew it would be like that because we practised a few days ago and she beat me in practice", Halep said. I don't know how I won, but I won.
"I just couldn't execute as well as I wanted to".
UAE happiest nation in the Arab world
In 2015, the Alpine nation won first place in the ranking, but subsequently dropped to second in 2016 and fourth previous year . This year's survey was also the first to assess the happiness of immigrants in each of the countries.
Toys R Us likely to close all stores in country
In January it announced plans to close about 180 stores over the next couple of months, leaving it with about 700 stores. TOYS R U.S. has chose to close all of its United Kingdom stores leaving at least 3,000 members of staff out of a job.
Notre Dame, UConn are No. 1 seeds in women's NCAA Tournament
Any team in UConn's bracket knows that a matchup with the perennial powerhouse could be the end of their championship dreams. Mississippi State, which won 32 straight games before losing to SC , opens play on March 17 against 16-seed Nicholls State.
Also into the last eight was Venus Williams, who followed up Monday's win over sister Serena with another strong display as she got the better of 21st seed Anastasija Sevastova.
Martic defeated the Czech Republic's Marketa Vondrousova 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).
In other women's matches, eighth seeded Venus Williams survived a stern test from Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova to win 7-6 (8/6), 6-4 and fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova beat Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. 6-1, 7-6 (7/2). It was the first time Venus has beaten Serena since 2014 in Montreal.
She used her protected ranking to play at Wimbledon in the same year.
Halep can hold onto the top ranking by reaching the final here. Williams, who is the oldest female player in the draw at 37, will face either wild card Danielle Collins or World No.27 Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in the last eight.
In the men's event, world number three Marin Cilic suffered a defeat in straight sets by Philipp Kohlschreiber, losing 6-4 6-4 to the German.
Venus broke Sevastova winning the point of the match involving a drop shot after an exhausting battle from the baseline and a high backhand volley on the Latvian's lob and served out the 763rd WTA main draw win.
SP candidate Pravin Kumar Nishad got 456,437 votes over his nearest BJP rival, Upendra Dutt Shukla, who secured 434,476 votes. In 2014, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had won the seat with a margin of 3,12,783 votes.
This year Google chose to mark the 30th occurrence of this event with a nod to "the number's delicious sounding name". The International Pi Day is celebrated today, March 14th, the same day when, unfortunately, Stephan Hawking died .
Benjamin went on to tell the Times that he's at least grateful that the unscripted kiss got him a little more screen time . Luke Bryan asked him, "Have you kissed a girl and liked it?" in a reference to Perry's " I Kissed a Girl " single.
The CTD, Punjab Forensic Science Agency and police reached the scene, preserved the site and collected forensic evidence. Ashraf said numerous wounded were police and three were hospitalized in critical condition.
Leon County residents reported having experienced four " poor mental health days" within the previous month of the survey. The order changes when it comes to health factors: Collin, No. 1, Rockwall, No. 2 and Denton, No. 6.
Flourgon claims that Cyrus infringed on his copyright by using the " we run things " phrase as part of the " We Can't Stop " hook. Since then, there have been a ton of lawsuits based on vague musical similarities.
Robinson will always be remembered for his momentum-shifting pick six in the NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings . But Robinson would certainly represent an upgrade over Johnson Bademosi at cornerback and give them a reliable underneath corner.
The foreign office on Tuesday also summoned Indian deputy high commissioner and registered strong protest over the incidents. After the latest incidents, the Pakistani High Commission has once again taken up the matter with the Indian government.
As CNN notes, one HUD spokesman even blamed the purchase on an unnamed staffer: "The secretary did not order a new table". The set included a Newport dining table with a mahogany finish along with upholstered chairs.
If the court agrees with the government and regulator, Apple and Google could be forced to pay up to $2.5 million in fines . Earlier this year, French regulators launched an investigation into the firm's "deliberate" slowing down of older iPhones .
Look forward to celebrating the Spring Blossom Festival that will run from April 5 to April 18 with hunters around the world . The March update is also going to introduce plenty of balance changes for most weapon types as well as new features.
Right-wing hate group Britain First banned from Facebook
The social media platform Wednesday banned the Facebook page of " Britain First ", the far-right fringe group U.S. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers.
5th Circuit Upholds Sanctuary Cities Law
The decision by a three judge panel Tuesday overturns a lower court ruling that blocked portions of the law past year . The court said that the plaintiffs would likely mostly lose in their challenge to the state law known as SB 4.
Arizona Cardinals Releasing Tyrann Mathieu
In 2015, he was named to the Pro Bowl and the NFL All-Pro team after recording 80 tackles and five interceptions in 14 games. Mathieu may have already rubbed Belichick the wrong way, too, considering this tweet from past year .
Bayern cruise past Besiktas
The success has continued with the German side after he returned for his fourth stint with the club in 2017. The Bayern Munich boss broke the record after his side beat Besiktas to progress to the quarter-finals.
Three men arrested, charged in Minnesota mosque bombing
Morris later complained to a confidential law enforcement source that the device had not gone off and that he had no idea why. A fourth man was charged with a gun offense, but he was not identified as a suspect in the bombing or attempted bombing.
Rain & Snow Early, Slowly Clearing Skies Tomorrow
Highs will struggle to reach 40 degree again tomorrow and only do a few degrees better than 40 on Thursday . WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UP NORTH: Heavier lake effect snows are possible for Crawford and Erie counties.
Partners Building 50 MW Solar Array In Indiana
With the inauguration of a 75 MW power plant in Mirzapur, the total capacity of solar power plants in UP has gone up to 165 MW. Mercom said the lower forecast reflected "a smaller pipeline of projects scheduled for commissioning in 2018".