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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com

Romania’s tennis ace Simona Halep makes it to Australian Open QF

WTA World No.1 Simona Halep has qualified for the Australian Open quarterfinals on Monday, January 22, after a two-set victory against Japan’s Naomi Osaka.

The Romanian defeated Osaka 6-3, 6-2 in one hour and 19 minutes.

This is the third time Halep qualifies for the quarterfinals at Australian Open, after reaching this stage of the tournament in 2014 and 2015. Last year, she stopped in the first round after American player Shelby Rogers defeated her 6-3, 6-1.

Reffering to Monday’s match, Simona Halep said: “I played pretty good and I'm happy that I am back in the quarterfinals here."

Next, Halep will meet either No.6 seed Karolina Pliskova or No.20 seed Barbora Strycova.

Simona Halep had a great start of the year, as she won both finals at the Shenzhen Open, the first official tournament she played in the new season.

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(photo source: Australian Open on Facebook)

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Profile picture for user irina.popescu0
Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com

Romania’s tennis ace Simona Halep makes it to Australian Open QF

WTA World No.1 Simona Halep has qualified for the Australian Open quarterfinals on Monday, January 22, after a two-set victory against Japan’s Naomi Osaka.

The Romanian defeated Osaka 6-3, 6-2 in one hour and 19 minutes.

This is the third time Halep qualifies for the quarterfinals at Australian Open, after reaching this stage of the tournament in 2014 and 2015. Last year, she stopped in the first round after American player Shelby Rogers defeated her 6-3, 6-1.

Reffering to Monday’s match, Simona Halep said: “I played pretty good and I'm happy that I am back in the quarterfinals here."

Next, Halep will meet either No.6 seed Karolina Pliskova or No.20 seed Barbora Strycova.

Simona Halep had a great start of the year, as she won both finals at the Shenzhen Open, the first official tournament she played in the new season.

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(photo source: Australian Open on Facebook)

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