Roland Garros: Romanian tennis players Dulgheru, Begu, Mitu through to the second round, Niculescu out
Alexandra Dulgheru (51st WTA) has managed to qualify on Monday to the second round of the Grand Slam tournament in Paris. The Romanian tennis player has eliminated Nicole Gibbs (98th WTA – US) in two sets 6-3, 6-1. In the next round Dugheru will face Alize Cornet (France – 29th WTA), who has defeated also on Monday Italian Roberta Vinci (38th WTA) in three sets, score 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Monica Niculescu (67th WTA) stood no chance against Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain – 8th WTA). Navarro won easily in two sets, 6-2, 6-2.
For her participation to Roland Garros, Niculescu is to get 10 WTA points and a cheque for EUR 27,000. Dulgheru is to get 45 WTA points and a cheque for EUR 50,000.
Irina Camelia Begu has defeated in the first round Bethanie Mattek-Sands (US – 164th WTA) in two sets, 6-4, 7-6. In the next round, Irina Begu will meet Croatian Ana Konjuh, 94th WTA. Andreea Mitu has also qualified to the second round of the Grand Slam tournament at Roland Garros. Our tennis player defeated the Frenchwoman Alize Lim (279th WTA) in two sets, 6-3, 6-2. In the next round Mitu will face the winner between Karolina Pliskovica (Czech Republic) and Zhang Shuai (China).