Romanias top player, who won the Wimbledon Championship yesterday, had a two-and-a-half-hour hard battle to reverse the American player Brady and made a good start. It took her only 67 minutes to finish the battle.
I think Im playing much better than yesterday, although Im facing different opponents, Harepp said after the game. Svetlanas return will bring a lot of topspin, Bradys batting is full of strength, different opponents, different ways of playing.
I feel quite good today, and Im very satisfied with my performance, because its always very difficult to fight with her. There have been several bad battles between us.
The Rogers Cup is one of the best performances of Halp. She dominated Montreal twice in 2016 and 2018, and won a runner-up (2015) and a top four (2017) in Toronto. Her opponent Kuznetsova suffered knee injuries at the beginning of the year, but recovered this week, with Wang Xiyu and Wikipedia eliminated in the first two rounds.
However, in the face of the new Wimbledon champion, the Russian veteran is still the first to break through after some tenacious resistance, the opening 0-3 fell to the wind. The next four rounds were tit-for-tat. At the end of the game, Halepp made another effort and broke twice before the next city.
The former world No. 1 extended this momentum to the second set, saving all two breakpoints in the opening stage, leading by 5-0 in the next five rounds of attack wave. At this time, Kuznetsova finally stopped the decline and avoided the embarrassing situation of swallowing eggs out, but Halepp did not give the opponent any chance to breathe and ended the battle directly in the next serve victory game.
Next, Halepp will be separated from the Czech qualifying match Heimabzkova, who swept Ostapenko 6-26-2 to reach the first WTA singles top eight in his career with the strong performance of two Grand Slam champions.
Whoever the opponent is, the only challenge for me is how to win the next game. Its important for me to get into the top eight of the Rogers Cup again, and I feel like Ive got the tempo of Wimbledon back, Halepp said.
I was worried at first, because I had been on vacation before, and it might be difficult to come back, but sometimes its time to take a break and start afresh.
Source: WTA Chinese Network Responsible Editor: Cao Lie-e_NS1806