Tennis
Wimbledon women

Halep edges tight match with Sasnovich

Share this with
Copy
Share this article

Simona Halep of Romania acknowledges the crowd as she celebrates victory after her Ladies' Singles first round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during Day one of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

Image credit: Getty Images

ByEurosport
01/07/2019 at 11:09 | Updated 01/07/2019 at 14:56

Simona Halep edged a tight match with Aliaksandra Sasnovich to reach the second round at Wimbledon.

The Romanian No 7 seed got off to a flying start, breaking the Belarussian in the first game, which proved enough for her to take the first set 6-4.

  • Watch highlights from Wimbledon each evening on Eurosport and the Eurosport Player
Tennis

'A small lady with a huge heart, Romania can be very proud' - Cahill on Halep

15/05/2020 AT 10:35

However, there were five breaks of serve in the second set, which resulted in the world No 36 having a point to take the encounter to a third set.

But Halep saved the break before breaking herself at 5-5 and then clinching the match in the next game.

60 Second Pro: Halep reveals secrets to two-handed backhand

00:01:17

Halep will now face either compatriot Mihaela Buzarnescu or Jessica Pegula in the next round.

Tennis

'I was exhausted' - Halep and Henin on mentality, strength and character

13/05/2020 AT 17:50
Tennis

'The pressure is still on' - Halep on how much winning Slams has changed her

13/05/2020 AT 17:43
Related Topics
TennisWimbledon womenSimona HalepAliaksandra Sasnovich
Share this with
Copy
Share this article

Latest News

Roland-Garros

What makes the 'Big Three' so special? - Kuerten and Corretja join Tennis Legends

8 HOURS AGO

Latest Videos

Tennis

Kuerten draws heart on court at Roland-Garros in 2001

00:00:47

Most popular

Tennis

Rackets Down, Hands Up - Tennis stars join Frances Tiafoe in protest video

YESTERDAY AT 07:44
View more