14th bead Simona Halep continued her exceptional form as she took down Danka Kovinic 6-2, 6-1 in just 64 minutes on John Cain Arena. This is Halep’s third win in a row and the Romanian has lost just 12 of the three she has played so far as she advanced to the Round of 16.
Halep gave a disciplined performance and easily did the job of Danka who took down Emma Raducanu earlier in the second round in a fiery 3-set battle and it showed that she was still not fully recovered from her grueling battle with Brit and Halep used it to perfection.
Simona had 3 aces, 1 double fault, 19 win errors, 17 no ban errors and won 3 of the 5 breakpoints she got when she collected 60 points. Kovinic failed to manage a single ace and 2 double errors to arrive at 25 optional errors. She hit 11 winners and converted all 3 of her breakpoints for a total of 35 but they weren’t enough to help her beat the Romanian on the other side of the field.
“Well, I feel very energized to go on to the fourth round. It’s always fun in front of so many people here, so thank you for being in the heat because it’s very hot today. I feel like I played great, (Kovinic) was a bit tired, she had a tough game against me. Now I feel good, more confident because last year was a difficult year and now I just enjoy playing tennis because I am healthy,” Simona said in a court interview.
Simona Halep vs Alize Cornet in Round 4
Simona has now reached the fourth round of the Australian Open for the 7th time and this is the 5th time in a row she has reached the 4th round. She will now take over. Alize Cornet who she has met 4 times before and is ranked 1-3 in the confrontation. Halep is 8-0 in the clash while Alize is 3-2.
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