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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Romania’s Simona Halep breaks Sharapova curse in Beijing

Romanian tennis ace Simona Halep, who is currently second in the WTA ranking of the best women's tennis players in the world, has finally managed to beat Russian Maria Sharapova in their eighth direct match. The win on Wednesday, October 4, took Halep to the quarterfinals of China Open, the tennis tournament currently taking place in Beijing.

The Sharapova-Halep encounter was one of the most expected matches of the day, especially as the Russian player had won the previous seven matches against the Romanian, including a final at Roland Garros in 2014. Most recently, Halep lost the US Open first round match to Maria Sharapova.

Simona Halep managed an almost perfect game on Wednesday, beating Sharapova 6-2, 6-2 after one hour and 12 minutes.

"I think she played an incredible match, probably the best she's played against me in all of our previous meetings," Sharapova said, cited by Wtatennis.com. "I wasn't as sharp. I wasn't seeing the ball as well. I wasn't moving up and down as well as I have been against her.

Next, the Romanian will play against the winner of the match between Polish Agnieszka Radwanska and Russian Daria Kasatkina.

This year’s edition of China Open will end on October 8. The tournament has total prize money of over USD 6.3 million.

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

(Photo source: China Open on Facebook)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Romania’s Simona Halep breaks Sharapova curse in Beijing

Romanian tennis ace Simona Halep, who is currently second in the WTA ranking of the best women's tennis players in the world, has finally managed to beat Russian Maria Sharapova in their eighth direct match. The win on Wednesday, October 4, took Halep to the quarterfinals of China Open, the tennis tournament currently taking place in Beijing.

The Sharapova-Halep encounter was one of the most expected matches of the day, especially as the Russian player had won the previous seven matches against the Romanian, including a final at Roland Garros in 2014. Most recently, Halep lost the US Open first round match to Maria Sharapova.

Simona Halep managed an almost perfect game on Wednesday, beating Sharapova 6-2, 6-2 after one hour and 12 minutes.

"I think she played an incredible match, probably the best she's played against me in all of our previous meetings," Sharapova said, cited by Wtatennis.com. "I wasn't as sharp. I wasn't seeing the ball as well. I wasn't moving up and down as well as I have been against her.

Next, the Romanian will play against the winner of the match between Polish Agnieszka Radwanska and Russian Daria Kasatkina.

This year’s edition of China Open will end on October 8. The tournament has total prize money of over USD 6.3 million.

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

(Photo source: China Open on Facebook)

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