By G9ija

The American 15-year-old has been one of the stories of the tournament after coming through qualifying and beating Venus Williams.

But despite the support of the Court 1 crowd, former French Open champion Halep never allowed the 15-year-old into their fourth round match.

Gauff, who appeared to be holding her stomach, needed treatment and took a tablet at the start of the second set.

She saved two match points but world No.7 Halep, who reached the semi-finals here in 2014, used her greater experience to win 6-3 6-3 to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the fourth time.

Gauff, who can only play five more tournaments this year because of her age, has the consolation of £175,000 in prize money.