Cruises past Jankovic

Cruises past Jankovic


Toronto – Minute seed Simona Halep kept all 10 of her support activities on the way to some 6-4 conquer world number 1 Jelena Jankovic on Friday in the Rogers Cup of the WTA Tour.

Playing for that very first time since the Wimbledon event of last month, Halep struggled down all three split things she confronted and gained 80-percent of her first-serve factors within the 81 moment minute-round match.

“My serve was pretty good today,” Halep said. “I tried to be aggressive and take the ball as soon as possible, because I know she has good defence. And I tried to keep my first serves in because she returns well, too. And I also tried to play her forehand more, because she has a very strong backhand.

“I knew I had to make her run a lot, open the court and finish the points when I could.”

The conquer Jankovic of Halep was significantly diverse from their prior five competitions that have been all near.

Two time Petra Kvitova 6-2, 6-3 to achieve the 3rd round was seeded by Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka.

The 26-year old Azarenka gained 64 percent of her second-serve factors within the 88 moment fit on center court to simply 35 percent for Kvitova.

Fourth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark finalist Garbine Muguruza were likewise directed crashing from the occasion.

The seeded Muguruza dropped 6-1 to Lesia Tsurenko, 7-5. The qualifier required just 77 units to defeat the 21-year old Muguruza that has increased towards the closing at Wimbledon after her work to range eight on the planet.

The Spaniard dropped to Serena Williams within the closing after defeating four top-15 people in the All England Membership.

The most effective-rated Williams may perform with her next -round match Friday night.

Wozniacki had only one ace and double-faulted 3 times as she dropped 7-5 to Swiss Belinda Bencic, 7-5.

Sixth-seeded Ana Ivanovic of sixth and Serbia seeded Agnieszka Radwanska likewise sophisticated towards the third-round.

“I feel happy that I could win in two sets. I always played about three hours with her and always had tough matches,” Halep said.

“I had a long break at home, so it was difficult to come here and right away face one of the hardest players in the world, but I just did everything I could to win.”