Simona Halep News
Top men and women seeds Rafa Nadal and Iga Swiatek eased into the second round of the Wimbledon 2022 on Day 2 of the Grand Slam on Tuesday (June 28). There were, however, major upsets as seven-time champ Serena Williams and sixth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime crashed out. Here are TOP highlights from Day 2 of Wimbledon 2022.
World number one Novak Djokovic pulled out of an Adelaide exhibition because of a blistered hand on Friday before appearing on court to play a set after all, helping his compatriot Filip Krajinovic beat Jannik Sinner. Djokovic was scheduled to kick off the 'Day at the Drive' event in front of a crowd of 4,000 at Adelaide’s Memorial Drive Tennis Club but pulled out minutes before he was due on court and was replaced by Krajinovic. Here's a collection of pics from the first exhibition tennis event from down under...
Halep claimed the Italian Open in Rome on Monday after second seed Karolina Pliskova retired from the final with injury when she was down 6-0, 2-1. Victory gave Halep her first title in Rome and her third consecutive title of the year after wins in Dubai -- before the COVID-19 hiatus -- and Prague last month. Halep will head to Roland Garros as one of the firm favourites with world number one Ash Barty and U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka both skipping the tournament this year.
The US Open is slated to take place at Flushing Meadows from August 31 to September 13 Earlier,Belinda Bencic, Nick Kyrgios, Rafael Nadal, Ashleigh Barty and Bianca Andreescu had also withdrawn from the tournament This month's tournament will be the first Grand Slam of the year for players amid coronavirus pandemic
Simona Halep needed just 53 minutes to thrash Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6-1 6-1 to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open on Wednesday, a whirlwind victory that gives the fourth seed more time to go "shopping". The two-times Grand Slam champion had not lost a set in her previous two meetings with Kontaveit and the quarter-final was no different, the 28th seed managing just one breakpoint on former world number one Halep`s serve.
Garbine Muguruza stormed back into the Grand Slam big time with an emphatic 7-5 6-3 win over Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to reach her first Australian Open semifinal on Wednesday. The twice Grand Slam champion will meet former finalist Simona Halep on Thursday for a place in the title match after another confidence-building performance at Melbourne Park on a sunbathed Rod Laver Arena.