Halep Wins Madrid Thriller Over Vinci; Kerber v Bouchard Wednesday
by Staff | May 9th, 2017, 11:12 pm
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Simona Halep came from 5-2 down in the third set to deny Roberta Vinci 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(2) to advance to the third round at the Madrid Masters on Tuesday.

Halep, who won the Madrid title last year over Dominika Cibulkova, improved to 4-0 against the Italian on clay.

“Her game is not easy to play. Her slices are very difficult to return,” Halep, who trailed 5-2 in the final set, said. “She was hitting pretty strong also with the forehand today, serve, everything. She played unbelievable.

“I was close to losing the match, but I stayed strong. I stayed focused. I didn’t give up. That makes this match much more like bigger for me. It means a lot.”

Next for Halep is Sam Stosur who she beat in the semifinals last year.

Cibulkova, though, was stunned by Frenchwoman Oceane Dodin 6-2, 6-4.

Also, Kiki Bertens knocked out Timea Bacsinsky and Sarona Cirstea ousted Cici Bellis.

On Wednesday, fresh off her big win over Maria Sharapova, Eugenie Bouchard faces here second straight former No. 1 in Angelique Kerber.

“I want to go for it,” Bouchard said of Kerber. “I’m the underdog, by far. It’s nice to have this position these past couple years. So I want to at least take advantage of that, just go for it, play good tennis, build on this, and enjoy it, kind of just show what I can do.”


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One Comment for Halep Wins Madrid Thriller Over Vinci; Kerber v Bouchard Wednesday

AndyMira Says:

I think Angie will win today…My guess for Genie,she’s already invest all her emotion to beat Maria…so,she’s nothing left to offer today…C’mon Angie!!!

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