Miami Open: Simona Halep defeats Venus Williams to reach quarter-finals

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No.2 seed Simona Halep wasted no time in booking her quarterfinal spot at the Miami Open, needing two sets to see off Venus Williams in just over an hour.

After spending a marathon two hours and 49 minutes against Polona Hercog, surviving in three sets to win 5-7, 7-6(1), 6-2, Halep was keen to keep things brief against Venus, a former three-time champion at Miami Open, informs.

The 2015 semifinalist – who is also contesting the doubles competition with partner Julia Goerges – targeted the Venus second serve stayed aggressive to take the match in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.

Up next, Halep will face No.18 seed Wang Qiang.

Bianca Andreescu, Canadian tennis player of Romanian origin, abandoned the tournament on Monday, during the match against Anett Kontaveit. The score was 6-1, 2-0 for the Estonian tennis player. Andreescu withdrew from the match due to a right shoulder injury, Romanian media reports.


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