Tennis: It is my best match at Melbourne, Halep said after defeating Venus Williams
Jan 19, 2019
Tennis: It is my best match at Melbourne, Halep said after defeating Venus Williams.
Melbourne, Jan 19 /Agerpres/ - Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, the world’s number one, said on Saturday that the match against American Venus Williams was her best one this year at the Australian Open.
’ ’I did my best match at this tournament. It’s always difficult to play against Williams sisters, which is why I was very motivated today [Saturday]. Against Serena will be an even greater challenge. I have nothing to lose and I am ready to face her," said Halep (aged 27), who defeated Venus Williams (aged 38) 6-2, 6-3.
In the first two rounds, Halep won the matches versus Kaia Kanepi (Estonia) and Sofia Kenin (USA).
Simona Halep was last year’s finalist in Melbourne, and Serena Williams (aged 37) is looking for her 24th career title, which would equal the record held by Australian Margaret Court in 1960-1970.AGERPRES (RO - editor: Mihai Tenea; EN - author/editor: Bogdan Gabaroi)
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