Halep downs Townsend to qualify for third round of Roland Garros

Georgeta Gheorghe 31/05/2018 | 18:23

Simona Halep concluded in straight sets her meeting with American player Taylor Townsend. She defeated Townsend 6-3, 6-1 in just over one hour and moved to the third round of Roland Garros, the second Grand Slam of the year.

The Romanian showed no signs of hangover from yesterday’s win over American Alison Riske and took an early 0-4 lead in the first set. She closed it 6-3 and pretty much raced through the second set, allowing her opponent to win one game. In there only previous meeting, Halep had defeated the American, which entered the French Open with a wild card.

This was the Romanian’s 30th victory of the season.

Up next for Halep is a rematch with Germany’s Andrea Petkovic, whom she last met and defeated during the 2014 French Open semifinal.


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