French Open: Simona Halep beats Lesia Tsurenkoto reach fourth round

Defending champion breaks serve eight times in one-sided contest that lasted just 55 minutes at Roland Garros

Romania's Simona Halep greets the crowd after winning her third round match against Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko. Gonzalo Fuentes / Reuters
Romania's Simona Halep greets the crowd after winning her third round match against Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko. Gonzalo Fuentes / Reuters

Reigning champion Simona Halep cruised into the French Open fourth round on Saturday with a 6-2, 6-1 thrashing of Ukrainian 27th seed Lesia Tsurenko.

The Romanian third seed broke serve eight times in a totally one-sided contest that lasted just 55 minutes to set up a last-16 tie with either Olympic champion Monica Puig or Polish teenager Iga Swiatek.

Published: June 1, 2019 03:04 PM

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