US Open: Simona Halep Survives Scare to Enter Round 2

Updated: 25 August 2014 23:22 IST

Simona Halep won 6-7 (2/7), 6-1, 6-2 against the Danielle Collins and next faces Jana Cepelova of Slovakia for a spot in the third round.

US Open: Simona Halep Survives Scare to Enter Round 2
Simona Halep returns a shot vs Danielle Collins at the US Open. © AFP

New York:

Second-seeded Simona Halep rallied from a set down to beat a young American making her Grand Slam debut in the first round of the U.S. Open.

The Romanian won 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-2 on Monday over 20-year-old Danielle Rose Collins. As a sophomore at Virginia, Collins earned a wild card into the U.S. Open with her run to the NCAA title as an unseeded player.

The French Open runner-up, Halep reached a career-high ranking of No. 2 this month. She has never advanced past the fourth round at the U.S. Open.

Sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber also needed three sets to outlast qualifier Ksenia Pervak 6-2, 3-6, 7-5. Kerber was down a break in the third set.

Fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska had no such trouble. She beat Sharon Fichman 6-1, 6-0 in 47 minutes, losing just three points in the second set.

Topics : Simona Halep US Open 2014 Tennis
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