Two Romanian women through to third round at Qatar Total Open
Two Romanians have advanced to the third round of the Qatar Total Open in Doha.
Seeded 7, Simona Halep, the WTA ranked 10th best player in the world, beat Estonian Kaia Kanepi in three sets pushed to a tiebreaker, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6.
Halep will tonight face Germany’s Annika Beck, ranked 55th in the WTA, at 7.30pm Romania time.
Meanwhile, Monica Niculescu beat American Bethanie Mattek-Sands also in three sets, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.
Niculescu, 26, and currently ranked 54th, will face Italy’s Sara Errani this afternoon (February 13).
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