French Open

Top seed Halep into French Open third round

2018-05-31 17:18
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Simona Halep (AP)

Paris - Top seed Simona Halep reached the French Open third round on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Taylor Townsend of the United States.

Halep, twice a runner-up in Paris, will face Germany's Andrea Petkovic for a place in the last 16.

Petkovic was a semi-finalist in 2014 and was once ranked in the top 10 but has slipped to 107 after an injury blighted few seasons.

Results from day five of the French Open at Roland Garros on Thursday (x denotes seeding):

Men

2nd round

Richard Gasquet (FRA x27) bt Malek Jaziri (TUN) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0

Maximilian Marterer (GER) bt Denis Shapovalov (CAN x24) 5-7, 7-6 (7/4), 7-5, 6-4

Jurgen Zopp (EST) bt Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

Mischa Zverev (GER) bt Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 6-3, 6-7 (0/7), 7-6 (7/2), 6-1

Kevin Anderson (RSA x6) bt Pablo Cuevas (URU) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4

Marin Cilic (CRO x3) bt Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 6-2, 6-2, 6-7 (2/7), 7-5

Steve Johnson (USA) bt Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, 6-2

Fabio Fognini (ITA x18) bt Elias Ymer (SWE) 6-4, 6-1, 6-2

Kyle Edmund (GBR x16) bt Mrton Fucsovics (HUN) 6-0, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3

Dominic Thiem (AUT x7) bt Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Lucas Pouille (FRA x15) bt Cameron Norrie (GBR) 6-2, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7/3)

Women

1st round

Simona Halep (ROU x1) bt Taylor Townsend (USA) 6-3, 6-1

Andrea Petkovic (GER) bt Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 6-0, 7-6 (7/5)

Daria Gavrilova (AUS x24) bt Bernarda Pera (USA) 5-7, 7-5, 6-3

Elise Mertens (BEL x16) bt Heather Watson (GBR) 6-3, 6-4

Garbine Muguruza (ESP x3) bt Fiona Ferro (FRA) 6-4, 6-3

Samantha Stosur (AUS) bt Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS x30) 6-2, 7-6 (7/1)

Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK x19) bt Belinda Bencic (SUI) 6-2, 6-4

Lesya Tsurenko (UKR) bt Coco Vandeweghe (USA x15) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0

Maria Sharapova (RUS x28) bt Donna Vekic (CRO) 7-5, 6-4

Karolina Pliskova (CZE x6) bt Lucie Safarova (CZE) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

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