Wimbledon

Halep ousts Peng in Wimbledon third round

2017-07-07 18:22
Simona Halep (AP)

London - World number two Simona Halep battled her way into the fourth round at Wimbledon with victory over China's Peng Shuai on Friday.

Romania's Halep, the second seed, won 6-4, 7-6 (9/7) in a 99-minute match on Court Two.

She plays former world number one Victoria Azarenka in the fourth round on Monday for a place in the quarter-finals.

Peng, the world number 37, was the last of the six Chinese players in the women's tournament.

Wimbledon results on Friday, the fifth day of the 2017 championships at the All England Club (x denotes seeding):

Men

Third round

Benot Paire (FRA) bt Jerzy Janowicz (POL) 6-2, 7-6 (7/3), 6-3

Gilles Muller (LUX x16) bt Aljaz Bedene (GBR) 7-6 (7/4), 7-5, 6-4

Roberto Bautista (ESP x18) bt Kei Nishikori (JPN x9) 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 6-3

Marin Cilic (CRO x7) bt Steve Johnson (USA x26) 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4

Women

Third round

Ana Konjuh (CRO x27) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x8) 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 6-4

Elina Svitolina (UKR x4) bt Carina Witthoeft (GER) 6-1, 7-5

Johanna Konta (GBR x6) bt Maria Sakkari (GRE) 6-4, 6-1

Caroline Garcia (FRA x21) bt Madison Brengle (USA) 6-4, 6-3

Victoria Azarenka (BLR) bt Heather Watson (GBR) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

Simona Halep (ROM x2) bt Peng Shuai (CHN) 6-4, 7-6 (9/7)

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