2018 Champion Kiki Bertens crashed out of the Volvo Car Open in the third round with a straight-sets loss to Maria Sakkari.
Johanna Konta led by example with a battling display to see off Greek No.1 Maria Sakkari and secure victory for Great Britain.
A win on Sunday would be the biggest ever for either player.
Karolina Pliskova loses 3-6 6-3 7-5 to Maria Sakkari in a huge upset in the second round of the Italian Open, while Halep thrashes Osaka.
The Greek No.1 has gained some extra funding thanks to a selfless good deed from his compatriot.
It was a busy day all-around for two-time champion Venus Williams but a routine one at the office as she powered past Greek Maria Sakkari 6-3,...
American qualifier Jennifer Brady and serial upsetter Mirjana Lucic-Baroni both make 4th round, while 16th seed Barbora Strycova keeps on marching on to the 4th round...