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Wimbledon 2018: Simona Halep battles past Saisai Zheng to reach third round

Halep battles past Zheng to reach third round

05/07/2018 at 15:30Updated 05/07/2018 at 19:03

Simona Halep battled past Saisai Zheng to reach the third round at Wimbledon.

The world No 1's hopes of completing a French Open-Wimbledon double appeared to be in trouble when she fell 5-3 behind in the first set.

But the newest member of the grand slam winners' circle showed her new-found maturity to win the next 10 games on the trot and completely locked out Zheng from the contest.

The Romanian world number one will next face Hsieh Su-wei from Taiwan.

RESULTS

No. 1 Simona Halep defeats Zheng Saisai 7-5, 6-0

No. 11 Angelique Kerber defeats Claire Lue 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

No. 14 Daria Kasatkina defeats Yulia Putintseva 6-2, 6-3

No. 15 Elise Mertens defeats Sachia Vickery 6-1, 6-3

No. 17 Ashleigh Barty defeats Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 7-5

No. 18 Naomi Osaka defeats Katie Boulter 6-3, 6-4

Dominika Sibultkova defeats No. 22 Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-4

No. 23 Barbora Strykova defeats Lesia Tsurenko 6-1, 6-4

No. 26 Daria Gavrilova defeats Samantha Stosur 6-4, 6-1

No. 27 Carla Suarez Navarro defeats Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-4, 6-1

Katerina Siniakova defeats Ons Jabeur 5-7, 6-4, 9-7

Hsieh Su-wei defeats Lara Arruebarrena 6-3, 6-3

Belinda Bencic defeats Alison Riske 1-6, 7-6, 6-2

Vitalia Diatchenko defeats Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1

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