Simona Halep to play Nature Valley International before Wimbledon
Simona Halep to play Nature Valley International before Wimbledon
10 May, 2018, 17:52
"I think I played well again", Halep said.
This is the third straight tournament for Halep without reaching the semis and she was overpowered by a sheep power from Pliskova's shots that earned the second win for the Czech in eight matches against the Romanian.
Top-ranked Simona Halep lost to Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 in the Madrid Open quarterfinals on Thursday.
Mertens, who has won titles in Morocco and Switzerland this year, previous form deserted her as she struggled to cope with Halep's combination of power, guile and relentless court coverage.
There were two more breaks in the second set, the latter confirming Pliskova's comfortable victory as a tired Halep backhand hit the net. "I have a great feeling".
She found her feet at the start of the second set and fought gamely to the end, saving four match points while serving in the final game before netting a routine forehand to cough up a fifth and conceding the match with a tame double fault.
Home favourite Garbine Muguruza staged a comeback from a set and a break down to beat Donna Vekic 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 and reach the third round for the first time in her career.
Dangerous Russian Daria Kasatkina awaits the world number three in the last 16 after a comfortable win over Sorana Cirstea.
Earlier on Tuesday, Croatia's Borna Coric upset ninth seed Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4, 6-2 in the opening round.
Suarez Navarro will play American Bernarda Pera in the third round after she saw off Britain's Johanna Konta 6-4 6-3.
Juan Martin del Potro marked his clay-season debut with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Damir Dzumhur in their second-round match. That's not a normal day for me! I still felt like I was doing the right things out there, and continued to do so. "Hopefully I can have a few more days like this here".
Del Potro's next match is against Dusan Lajovic, who defeated Richard Gasquet 7-6 (1), 7-6 (1).
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The result matched that of a Dubai semifinal earlier this year, when Kasatkina got past Muguruza 3-6, 7-6 (11), 6-1 in 2 1/2 hours.
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