Simona Halep has Sunday at the WTA-tournament in the U.s. Indian Wells (hard/8.648.508 dollar) placed for the eighth-finals. The Romanian world number 1 beat the American Caroline Dolehide in three sets, 1-6, 7-6 (7/3) 6-2.
Halep fell in the first set constantly behind the facts, but recovered afterwards, and was still qualifying. “My mental toughness and physical condition made the difference”, responded Halep, the tournament in 2015 on her name wrote. In the eighth finals she finds the Chinese Wang Quiang (WTA 55), that the Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic (WTA 15) in 6-1 and 6-2 off and previously debunked Elise Mertens.
For Petra Kvitova (WTA 9) is Indian Wells. The Czech lost to the 16-year-old thuisspeelster Amanda Anisimova (WTA 149) in two sets: 6-2 and 6-4. “I can’t believe I’ve won” said Anisimova. “Kvitova is by far the best opponent I ever did.” In the next round they’ll meet the Czech Karolina Pliskova (WTA 5), that the Chinese Zhang shoot fighting (WTA 33) afhield (7-5, 5-7 and 6-3).