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Halep fights behind to overcome Washington heat

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World series dual Simona Halep cowed a breathless Washington feverishness to strech a entertain finals of a Citi Open.



Halep struggled to acclimatize to a 90 grade temperatures and mislaid a opening 3 games as competition Mariana Duque-Marino took a initial set 6-3.

But a Romanian gradually found her feet and won a second and third sets 6-4, 6-2, to strech a final eight, where she will come adult opposite Ekaterina Makarova.

Halep said: “I recovered. It was unequivocally prohibited down there and we felt a small bit ill after a second set, though we knew it was a same thing for her.

“So we only wanted to stay there and keep fighting.”

In a conflict of Halep’s associate Romanians, it was Monica Niculescu who emerged winning opposite Patricia Maria %u021Aig after a 6-4, 7-6 win.

But second seed and universe series 13 Kristina Mladenovic is out after a startle better to Canadian 17-year-old Bianca Andreescu.

 

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