Halep digs deep to taste sweet revenge
World No.1 Simona Halep withstood the explosive power of Kaia Kanepi to complete a 6-7(2) 6-4 6-2 comeback to launch into the Australian Open 2019 second round on Tuesday night.
The 2018 Melbourne Park runner-up banished the demons of a first-round defeat by the Estonian at last year’s US Open to snap a five-match losing streak at Margaret Court Arena.
“I don’t want to remember that match,” joked Halep, referring to Kanepi’s 6-2 6-4 win in New York last year. “That was a tough match to take. I knew what I had to do against her, I knew she’s a very tough opponent. I had to be so strong on the legs, to believe that I could win.
“It was good for me tonight, I can take a lot of confidence because it’s not easy facing Kaia. I’m really happy that I can play the next round, it will again be tough, but I just have to go back on court and try my best.”
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