Roland Garros: Irina Begu defeats Coco Vandeweghe in epic match. Mergea/Bopanna through

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Romanian tennis player Irina Begu, 28th WTA, qualified on Wednesday to the third round of the grand slam in Paris, after defeating Coco Vandeweghe (US – 39th WTA) 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 10-8 in an epic match that lasted 3 hours and 41 minutes.

For the singles event, Begu has secured a cheque of EUR 102,000 and 130 WTA points. At Roland Garros, she is to play also in the doubles event, pairing with Monica Niculescu.

In the third round Irina Begu is to face Annika Beck (39th WTA), who defeated in the first two rounds Maryana Zanevska (Ukraine) and Katerina Bondarenko (Ukraine).

In the doubles event, the pair Florin Mergea-Rohan Bopanna qualified to the second round after defeating 6-2, 6-2 the French pair Stephane Robert/Alexandre Sidorenko.

 

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