Halep outlasts Pavlyuchenkova, qualifies for round of 16 in Montreal

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Montreal, Aug 10 (IANS) World No.1 woman tennis player Simona Halep from Romania has reached the round of 16 of the Premier 5 tournament after beating Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in three sets.

Halep had to battle against Pavlyuchenkova on Thursday, 28th of the world’s ranking, to win 7-6(9), 4-6 and 7-5, reports Efe.

The Romanian will play in the next round against 13th seeded American Venus Williams, who on Thursday beat Halep’s compatriot, Sorana Cirstea, 7-6 (4), 6-4.

–IANS

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