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Halep advances to Italian Open quarterfinals

IANS  |  Rome 

Romanian player Simona Halep, world No. 1, on Thursday advanced to the quarterfinals of the Italian Open, a WTA clay court tournament held in Rome, as American had to retire with a

The 2017 Italian Open finalist is set to play either France's Caroline Garcia or American Sloane Stephens, reports

"I am really sorry I have to withdraw from this year's Internazionali BNL d'Italia," Keys said in a statement. "I felt my rib in my match yesterday and after trying to warm up this morning it will still painful. I look forward to returning to this great event next year and seeing all my fans in "

Halep had started her 2018 Italian Open campaign on Wednesday by routing Japanese 6-1, 6-0.

The 26-year-old Halep seeks her seventh clay court title, following the Hungarian Open, (2013), (2014, 2016) and (2016, 2017).

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 18:30 IST
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