Halep braves falls, sore wrist to make winning Aussie Open start

first_imgRead Also: Australian Open: Nadal not focusing on beating Federer’s 20 Slams recordWith both players relentlessly pummelling from the baseline, Halep finally put a punishing first set away in 69 tough minutes, having saved three set points to force the tie-break.The second set was far more straightforward as the 24-year-old Brady appeared to run out of gas and Halep made light of her painful wrist.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Romanian fourth seed recovered from a poor start to beat the American Jennifer Brady 7-6 (7⁄5), 6-1 and launch her title bid. Loading… Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep survived a couple of tumbles and a sore wrist before surging into the Australian Open second round on Tuesday.Advertisementcenter_img The 2018 Roland Garros and 2019 Wimbledon champion faces British qualifier Harriet Dart or Japan’s Misaki Doi next in Melbourne.The 28-year-old Halep had her serve broken in the first game by the 49th-ranked Brady, who defeated world number one Ashleigh Barty in the build-up to the year’s first Grand Slam.Halep, the 2018 runner-up, was uncharacteristically flustered, taking a couple of tumbles, tossing her racquet and complaining to her coach.She appeared to hurt her right wrist in one fall in the first set, and had heavy strapping put on it.Romania’s Simona Halep went into the Australian Open as one of the favourites Promoted ContentXi Ding Created Caricature Version Of Marvel CharactersPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Shows That Overstayed Their WelcomeThe 10 Most Irresistible Asian ActressesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?last_img

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