Halep wins the first match after US Open loss, Stephens continues in good form

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Tuesday, 24 September 2019 at 09:09
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Simona Halep won her first match at the Wuhan Open after US Open, Kuznetsova and Stephens also advance into the 3rd round.

After the Romanian won at the Wimbledon, she lost already in the 2nd round at the US Open. In the second round at the Wuhan Open she faced Barbora Strycova, who was semifinalist at the Wimbledon. Halep dominated the match and won it 6-3 and 6-2. After the match she said:
"I was motivated to go on court and to give everything I have, to play well, to fight for the victory," Halep said, during her post-match press conference.
"It's always tough against [Strycova]," Halep stated. "It's tricky. She comes to the net. Sometimes she slices the balls. It's never easy to play against her. But I'm confident every time because I have [a] few matches won against her, so it's a good thing for me."
In the next round she will face Elena Rybakina, who defeated Ons Jabeur 6-1, 6-7, 6-2.
"It's a good start," said Halep, looking back on her win. "I'm looking forward to the next one."
Svetlana Kuznetsova continues in a good form in China, when she did not lose a set in 4 matches already. She outplayed Hsieh, who defeated Wozniacki in the previous round.
After Stephens lost 6 out of the 7 matches earlier in July and August, she has defeated already 2 Chinese players at the Wuhan Open and advanced into the 3rd round.

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