Updated: Saturday, 30 August 2014 03:31 | By Agence France-Presse

Second seed Halep crashes out of US Open

Croatian veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni toppled second-seeded Simona Halep 7-6 (8/6), 6-2 on Friday to reach the fourth round of the US Open.

Second seed Halep crashes out of US Open

Simona Halep of Romania serves to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia during their 2014 US Open women's singles match on August 29, 2014 in New York - by Kena Betancur

Lucic-Baroni, who came through qualifying, fired 31 winners past the 22-year-old world number two, breaking her five times to seal the victory in an hour and a half.

The 32-year-old next faces Italy's Sara Errani for a place in the quarter-finals. Errani, the 13th seed, held off two-time champion Venus Williams 6-0, 0-6, 7-6 (7/5).

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