Countess Dracula is through to her fourth WTA quarterfinal of the season and is the first Romanian to earn a spot in the Transylvania Open's last eight. Wait, did I say Countess Dracula? I meant Jaqueline Cristian.

In the Halloween spirit, the 23-year-old has been taking the court in spooktacular fashion this week in Cluj-Napoca.


Donning a long black cape with red detail on the inside, Cristian resembled Dracula as she entered the court in dramatic fashion to take on Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic on Wednesday. The Romanian was full of sorcery as she attacked Tomljanovic from the baseline, while mixing in trick drop shots to upset the No. 5 seed 7-6 (5), 7-5.

Cristian has no plans of parting from the cape anytime soon.

"I kept telling myself I've worked a lot for this moment, I've earned it, that was in my mind. This is very special, to get this result at home, especially wearing Dracula's cape. I hope to wear it until Sunday," she told press in Romania.


In her opening round at the WTA 250 she managed to erase two match points and ultimately take out a tough Kaja Juvan, 3-6, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (3). Now, with a solid victory over this year's Wimbledon quarterfinalist she will enter the Top 100 next week.

Up next for the world No. 105 will be the winner of No. 1 seed Simona Halep and Varvara Gracheva.