The match lasted 1 hour and 37 minutes. The third racket of the world, 27-year-old Simone, made one ace and seven breaks, having made a mistake five times when serving. Her age-mate Qiang Wang, who is in 18th place in the world classification, once filed right through and implemented five break points, making two double mistakes.
Romanian widened the gap in the personal meetings of athletes – 2: 0. In a duel for reaching the final of the Miami Open competition, Halep will fight with Karolina Pliskova.