MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Simona Halep skipped briskly into the second spherical of the Australian Open with a businesslike 6-2 6-1 demolition of native wild card Lisette Cabrera on Monday.
The second seeded Romanian seemed in superb kind as she moved her opponent across the Rod Laver Area courtroom apparently at will and seized her break-point alternatives with alacrity.
Cabrera, who has by no means gained a match at her residence Grand Slam in 4 makes an attempt, initially froze on her nation’s most prestigious tennis area and located her greatest recreation solely when the end result was all however sure.
Halep, a semi-finalist final yr and finalist in 2018, wrapped up the competition inside an hour with a sixth break of serve and moved on to face one other Australian in Ajla Tomljanovic.
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