December 3, 2020

High seed Halep cruises into Prague Open semis – tennis

High-seeded Simona Halep cruised previous fortunate loser Magdalena Frech 6-2, 6-Zero to advance to the semifinals of the Prague Open on Friday.

Halep, ranked No. 2, transformed her first match level with a backhand winner to beat Frech, ranked 174.

“I’m comfortable that I can play higher and higher day-to-day,” Halep stated. “It was a very good one and I’ll take it.”

Halep wanted three units to knock out her first- and second-round opponents, Polona Hercog and Barbora Krejcikova.

She is going to play subsequent Irina-Camelia Begu or Sara Sorribes Tormo within the semis. Their quarterfinal was suspended when Begu was main 6-2, 0-1.

Third-seeded Elise Mertens beat wild card Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 1-6, 6-Four to arrange a semifinal towards Kristyna Pliskova.

Pliskova superior after Ana Bogdan retired because of a left foot harm whereas main 5-2 within the opening set of their second-round match.

The Prague Open is the second European match for the reason that WTA restarted amid the coronavirus pandemic, with strict well being protocols in place.