Miami Open: Niculescu/Spears defeat Halep/Georges pair to reach the doubles quarter-finals
The pair made up by Monica Niculescu (Romania) and Abigail (US) qualified on Tuesday to the doubles quarter-finals at Miami Open, after coming from behind to defeat the pair Simona Halep (Romania)/Julia Georges (Germany) 1-6, 7-5, 10-8.
Niculescu/Spears won in one hour and 30 minutes.
Halep and Georges led by one set and 4-1 in the second set, but lost it 7-5 after an incredible comeback. Another comeback took place in the super-tiebreak. Halep/Georges led 6-1 but Niculescu/Spears managed another comeback to 6-6 and then 9-7, winning 10-8.
Niculescu and Spears will collect 215 WTA points and USD 57,000. The pair will face 6th seeded pair Samantha Stosur (Australia)/Shuai Zhang (China) – Australian Open champions this year – in the next round.
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