Romanian tennis player, Simona Halep, 1st WTA (photo 1), has qualified on Sunday to the second round of Madrid Open, after defeating E
katerina Makarova (Russia, 29, 32nd WTA) 6-1, 6-0 in 51 minutes.
Also on Sunday, Sorana Cirstea, 28, 35th WTA (photo 2), defeated Katerina Siniakova (Czech Republic) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.
On the other hand, Mihaela Buzarnescu, 37th WTA, was defeated by Maria Sharapova (53rd WTA) 6-4, 6-1. In the next round, Sharapova will face another Romanian player, Irina Begu, who defeated Jelena Ostapenko in the first round.
In the men’s competition, Marius Copil (86th ATP) has qualified to the main table, after defeating Jaume Munar (Spain) 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-4 in the last round of qualifications.