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Halep beats Osaka, advances to Italian Open 3rd round

IANS  |  Rome 

Romania's on Wednesday defeated Japan's 6-1, 6-0 to advance to the third round of the Italian Open, an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 clay-court tournament.

It took the World No. 1 just 59 minutes to beat Osaka, World No. 21, moving one step closer to winning her first title, after finishing runner-up in 2017, reports

Halep, 26, fired 15 winners compared to Osaka's 10, and has won four out of five career matches against the Japanese

In the upcoming round, Halep is set to take on either the United States' Madison Keys or Croatia's Donna Vekic, who knocked out Spain's in the tournament's first round on Monday.



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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 17:44 IST