Italian Open: Simona Halep reaches semifinals

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    May 20, 2017 | 5:25 am
Italian Open: Simona Halep reaches semifinals

Romanian tennis player Simona Halep (Photo: AFP)

Simona Halep on Friday defeated Estonia's Anett Kontaveit to enter the semifinals of the Italian Open here.

Halep, recent champion of the Madrid Open, needed one hour and 20 minutes to win 6-2, 6-4 against Kontaveit, who recently eliminated World No.1 Angelique Kerber, of Germany, from the tournament, reports Efe.

The Romanian returns to a semifinal at the Foro Italico after playing in 2013 and 2015, when she lost to American Serena Williams and Spaniard Carla Suarez.

The World No.4 now awaits her rival in the next round, which is set to be the winner of the duel between Dutch Kiki Bertens and Australian Daria Gavrilov.

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