Wimbledon: Monica Niculescu defeats Andrea Petkovici to reach second round

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Romanian tennis player Monica Niculescu has qualified on Tuesday to the second round of the Wimbledon Grand Slam tournament, after defeating Andreea Petkovici (Germany, 69th WTA) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 in two hours and 10 minutes.

Niculescu, 111th WTA, came from behind, after losing the first set 6-2. In the final set, Niculescu served for the match, but Petkovici managed a break and leveled the score 5-5. Monica Niculescu managed in turn another break and then served for the match to win in three sets.

In the second round she will face Elise Mertens, 21st seeded.

For her performance, Monica Niculescu will collect 70 WTA points and GBP 72,000.

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