Just concluded meeting of Lesya Tsurenko (24th place in the WTA rankings) against the third racket of the world Simone Halep in the first round of the tournament series Premier in the capital of Qatar, Doha (coverage of hard the prize Fund – $916 131).
Ukrainian bad entered the game having lost five games in a row. Then Tsurenko has straightened out a bit, but the first set could not be saved. In the beginning of the second Les parties felt more confident and took the first break. However, beyond Halep again shot a series of five games and brought the match to a victory.
The match lasted 1 hour and 20 minutes and ended with the score 2:0 in favor of the Romanian woman – 6:2, 6:3. In the quarterfinals of Halep will play against Julia Gerges (52nd tier in the rating).
We will remind that today is the seventh racket of the world Elina Svitolina confidently beat Jelena Ostapenko. For the semi-finals Elina will compete with Carolina Mohovoy from Czech Republic (WTA No. 132)