Simona Halep has revealed her delight after battling out a thrilling win over Lauren Davis to reach the Australian Open fourth round.

Halep revels in Davis victory

Halep revels in Davis victory

The world number one was made to work hard in sweltering conditions to progress as she had to save three match points in the decider before eventually coming out on top 4-6 6-4 15-13.

Having taken three hours and 45 minutes to claim the win over the American, Halep was delighted to progress after a titanic test.

"Honestly, I thought it's over at that moment, but was good because I relaxed my arm and I served pretty well those three balls," said Halep.

"It was not easy, but I just kept playing. I just kept believing that it's not over, even if she's leading a little bit more.

"I gave everything I had today, and actually, I'm really proud that I could stay there and win it. It was not easy at all. She played great."

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