Halep outlasts Pavlyuchenkova, qualifies for round of 16 in Montreal

Halep outlasts Pavlyuchenkova, qualifies for round of 16 in Montreal 

Simona Halep of Romania celebrates her victory against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia during the second round of the Rogers Cup Women’Äôs tennis tournament in Montreal, Canada, 09 August 2018. EPA-EFE/ANDRE PICHETTE

International Sports Desk, Aug 9 (efe-epa).- The world’s No.1 Simona Halep from Romania on Thursday reached the round of 16 of the Premier 5 tournament in Montreal, Canada, after beating Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in three sets.

Halep had to battle against Pavlyuchenkova, 28th of the world’s ranking, to win 7-6(9), 4-6 and 7-5.

The Romanian will play in the next round against American Venus Williams, thirteenth-seeded, who on Thursday beat Halep’s compatriot, Sorana Cirstea, 7-6(4) and 6-4.