World Number One Halep Dumped In Sydney

  • World Number One Halep Dumped In Sydney

World Number One Halep Dumped In Sydney

After losing to Halep in their last two encounters past year in Cincinnati and Montreal, Barty said she had finally learned her lesson.

The Romanian, who cut short her 2018 season with a back injury, was beaten 6-4 6-4 by the world number 15 in the second round after a first-round bye. I learned a little bit more in Cincinnati, but today I knuckled down and really thought about it and really gave myself a chance.

Ash Barty was a 6-4, 6-4 victor over Simona Halep in their second round tie at the 2019 WTA Sydney International on Wednesday. Halep won last year's French Open and lost to Caroline Wozniacki in the Australian Open final. "I believed I could win". So I figured if I'm going to play Sim anytime, and it's her first match, it was now.

Her play improved from there. We're both out here on the same court. Just very happy I was able to come out and execute.' The 27-year-old Halep will be at the Australian Open next week in Melbourne without a coach after parting ways with Australian mentor Darren Cahill, who can longer commit to Halep due to family reasons.

It was Putintseva's sixth career top 10 victory, and second consecutive win over Stephens following an equally dramatic three-set triumph in Nuremberg past year.

"I certainly fear no one and I feel like I can go out there and match it with the world's best", Barty said.

Halep had to win the 10th game to extend the match but she wasted a game point before she sprayed a backhand error to suffer a break and send the youngster into the last eight where she will face Anett Kontaveit or Elise Mertens.

Belarusian Sasnovich defeated Priscilla Hon 0-6 6-3 6-3, while Bacsinszky also came from a set down to beat an Australian player, winning 5-7 6-4 6-3 against Sam Stosur.

Veteran Italian Andreas Seppi is also through to meet top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, while fifth seeded Alex De Minaur set up an all-Australian last eight tie with Jordan Thompson.

The sixth seed beat compatriot Pauline Parmentier 6-3 6-0 to set up a meeting with Belgian qualifier Greet Minnen, a 6-1 4-6 7-6 (3) victor against Magda Linette.