Miami (USA), .- The Romanian Simona Halep, second seed of the Miami Open, beat on Monday with ease 6-3 and 6-3 to the American Venus Williams, exnúmero one of the world, and He enrolled in the quarterfinals.
The match was dominated from start to finish by Halep, who was facing the eldest of the Williams sisters for the seventh time.
Today has been put in front in the history of common confrontations when winning the fourth consecutive duel.
Halep’s next hurdle will come out later than China’s Quiang Wang, eighteenth seed, and Yafan Wang.
Halep barely needed an hour and 13 minutes to overcome with her physical power and speed the oldest of the Williams, 38 years old, three times champion of the Miami Open, who arrived forced to each ball.
The Romanian tennis player, who in 2015 reached the semifinals of the Miami Open, also continues in the women’s doubles competition paired with the German Julia Goerges.
In other results of the morning session of the eighth day, the veteran Taiwanese Su-Wei Hsieh, twenty-seventh seed, remained as the executioner of the great favorites to win the title by 6-3, 6-7 (0) and 6-2 to the Danish Caroline Wozniacki, thirteenth favorite, and achieved the pass to the quarterfinals.
The game, which lasted two hours and 13 minutes, allowed Hsieh, 33, to achieve his best classification in a Masters 1000 tournament.
The rival of Hsieh will be Estonian Anett Kontaveit, twenty-first favorite, who won by 6-1 and abandonment when it was imposed by 2-0 to the current champion of Indian Wells, Bianca Andreescu.
The young Canadian promise was injured at 56 minutes.
The duel between Hsieh and Kontaveit will be the second as professionals with a 1-0 advantage for the Estonian tennis player.
Other winners of the day that also went to the quarterfinals were the Czech petra Kvitova, third favorite, won by 6-3 and 6-3 to the French Caroline García (19), while the young Australian Ashleigh Barty (12) prevailed by 4-6, 6-3 and 6-2 to the Dutch Kiki Bertens, seventh seed.
The duel between Kvitova and Barty, 22, will be the fifth with a 4-0 advantage for Kvitova, 29. (EFE)