Simona Halep, shocking elimination at the US Open. The Romanian woman was crushed by a 20-year-old Ukrainian woman

Monday, August 29, 2022, 10:59 p.m

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Simona Halep, WTA 7th place and 7th favorite, was eliminated, on Monday, in the first round of the US Open Grand Slam tournament, she was defeated by the Ukrainian player Daria Snigur, world number 124.

Daria Snigur prevailed with the score of 6-2, 0-6, 6-4.

Snigur won the first set in half an hour, 6-2. She started the match with a break and quickly reached 3-0, after making the second break. She won once more on the serve of Simona Halep. The Romanian broke once.

Halep definitely prevailed in the second set, score 6-0, in just 24 minutes, breaking three times.

In the decider, Snigur made less mistakes and prevailed 6-4 in 47 minutes, managing two breaks. Halep won on her opponent’s serve at 2-5 and came back to 4-5 from 1-5, but it was not enough and she lost.

In the next round, Daria Snigur will meet the winner of the match between Polish Magdalena Frech, ranked 103 WTA, and Canadian athlete Rebecca Marino, world number 106.

Players eliminated in the inaugural round of the US Open, in the main draw, receive $80,000 each.

There are two more Romanians in Monday’s program at the US Open: Gabriela Ruse and Jaqueline Cristian.

Gabriela Ruse (101 WTA) meets Daria Saville (Australia, 58 WTA), and Jaqueline Cristian (77 WTA) will play against athlete Anett Kontaveit (Estonia, 2 WTA) seeded no. 2.

Sorana Cîrstea and Irina Begu will perform on Tuesday in the first round in singles.

The Sorana Cîrstea (37 WTA) – Laura Siegemund (Germany, 182 WTA) match will be the first on court 13, from 18.00.

The match between Irina Begu (42 WTA) – Elise Mertens (Belgium, 33 WTA and favorite 32) will be the third on court 14, after a women’s singles match and a men’s singles match.

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