Roland Garros: Simona Halep and Irina Begu reach last sixteen. Mergea/Bopanna through to the third round
Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, 6th WTA, has qualified to the last sixteen stage of Roland Garros grans slam tennis tournament, after the victory against Japanese Naomi Osaka (101st WTA) 4-6, 6- 2, 6-3, in a match that lasted one hour and 44 minutes. In the next phase of the tournament at Roland Garros, Halep will play against Samantha Stosur (Australia) who defeated Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) 6-3, 6-7, 7-5.
Irina Begu, 25th WTA, has defeated in two hours and three minutes Annika Beck (39th WTA) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 to qualify to the last sixteen round of the French Open. In the next phase of the tournament at Roland Garros, Irina Begu will face Shelby Rogers (US) who defeated Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 6-0, 6-7, 6-0.
Qualification to the last sixteen round will bring to the the players EUR 173,000 and 240 WTA points.
Also on Friday, the pair Florin Mergea/Rojan Bopanna qualified to the third round of the doubles event after defeating Gregoire Barrere/Quentin Halys (France) 6-4, 6-4. In the next round the pair will meet the winner between Henri Kontinen/John Peers (Finland/Australia) and Brian Baker/Marcus Daniell (US/New Zeeland).