For 1 hour and 14 minutes of the fight, the third racket of the world, 27-year-old Simona, sold five break points, made one ace and made four wrong mistakes. 24-year-old Margarita, located on the 65th line of the world table of ranks, twice took delivery of a rival and made four double errors.
Previously between the athletes have not met. In the second round of the Mutua Madrid Open competition, Halep will play either the British Johanna Conta or the American Alison Riske.
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