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Halep sees off Burzarnescu to continue Wimbledon run

Halep sees off Burzarnescu to continue Wimbledon run

03/07/2019 at 15:36Updated 03/07/2019 at 20:11

Simona Halep was forced to dig deep to see off fellow Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu in three sets and reach the third round of Wimbledon.

The former Roland Garros champion appeared to be in complete control when she raced into a 2-0 lead after claiming the first set 6-3.

However, it was then that the underdog began to turn it on, rattling off four straight games before eventually closing out the second set 6-4.

Halep again took the impetus in the decider but lost her break of serve at 3-1.

She then stepped it up a gear and rattled off four straight games to seal the win with a wonderful forehand pass.

"It's always tough on grass, but it was a tougher match than first one, so it was good that I could win it," she said after the match.

"Also I had tough moments during this match. I lost the second set when I was leading the set. Then I just had to fight till the end and for every ball, which I'm really happy that I did. I felt confident on court. I felt also strong mentally."

Halep's victory set up a mouth watering third-round tie with fellow former World No.1 Victoria Azarenka.