The second racket of the world, Romanian Simona Halep, beat Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, who ranks 79th in the WTA ranking, with a score of 7/6 (4), 6/4 in the second round of the tournament in Dubai.
The match lasted 1 hour and 42 minutes. During this time, 27-year-old Halep completed three aces, four times made a mistake when serving and sold two break points, and 25-year-old Bouchard never let through, made seven double mistakes and made one break.
Previously, the score in personal meetings was 3: 1 in favor of the Romanian. In the third round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Halep will fight with the Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko.