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.