Top seed Halep eases into Italian Open 3rd round

Extreme seed Simona Halep eased into the Italian Open third spherical on Wednesday with a straight fashions win over Jasmine Paolini of Italy.

World No 2 Halep obtained right correct proper right here via 6-Three, 6-Four all through the route of the 99th-ranked dwelling hope on clay in Rome’s Foro Italico.

The 28-year-old Romanian, who skipped the US Open on account of coronavirus pandemic, subsequent meets every American Amanda Anisimova or Dayana Yastremska of the Ukraine.

Former French Open winner Halep has twice achieved runner-up in Rome, dropping in 2017 and 2018 to Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina.

Swiss sixth seed Belinda Bencic fell 6-Three, 6-1 in her second spherical match to Montenegro’s 86th ranked Danka Kovinic.

Belgian Elise Mertens, the 11th seed, noticed off Poland’s Pole Magda Linette 6-2, 6-Four all via the closing warm-up match sooner than the French Open.

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