Simona Halep s-a calificat în turul al doilea la US Open. Foto: Profimedia Images

Simona Halep qualified for the second round of the US Open after passing one of the most fit players

Simona Halep s-a calificat în turul al doilea la US Open. Foto: Profimedia Images

Simona Halep qualified for the second round of the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the year, after defeating Camila Giorgi (Italy), 6-4, 7-6 (3), on Monday, in New York .

Halep (29 years old, 13 WTA), number 12 seed, who did not play at Flushing Meadows last year, won after one hour and 33 minutes.

In the first set, the two players went with the service to 4-4, when Halep managed to break, and then ended the set 6-4. In the second act, the former world leader managed a break earlier, at 2-2, led 4-2 and 5-3, but failed to close the accounts, missing two match balls at 6-5, after which was matched. Halep made the difference in the tiebreak, winning 7-3, after five consecutive points.

The Romanian also won her first duel with Giorgi (29 years old, 36 WTA), in 2015, in the third round in Miami, with 6-4, 7-5.

Halep finished with 6 aces and 3 double faults, having a success rate at the first service of 83%, after before the tiebreak it was 90%. Simona Halep had 14 direct winning balls and 16 unprovoked errors, writes Agerpres.

Giorgi, a player who recently won the title in Montreal after defeating Karolina Pliskova in the final, had 2 aces, a double fault, 16 winners and 30 unforced errors.

Halep secured a check for $ 115,000 and 70 WTA points, and in the second round he will face Kristina Kucova (Slovakia), a lucky loser who defeated the American Ann Li 7-5, 6-1. Halep and Kucova (31 years old, 111 WTA) have not met so far in the professional circuit.

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