Aus Open 2021 Result: Simona Halep thrashes Kudermetova in straight sets to enter fourth round

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Aus Open 2021 Result: Simona Halep vs Veronika Kudermetova-  The World No. 2 Simona Halep has stormed into the fourth round of the Australian Open after defeating her viral Veronika Kudermetova in the third round on Day 5 of the year’s first grand slam at the Rod Laver Arena. Halep thrashed the Russian 6-1, 6-3 in an hour and 18 minutes to secure her berth in the fourth round. The two-time Grand Slam champion is the favourite to book a spot in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open 2021.

With the win, Simona Halep has entered the Aus Open fourth round for the sixth time.

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“It’s always tough to play someone who you have never played before,” said Halep.

“I improved a lot in my serve, I worked a lot on it in the off-season. I want to improve in every way.”

She will next face Iga Swiatek of Poland who had defeated her in French Open last year.

“It’s a big challenge because she crushed me at the French Open. I have to do something better. I’m confident, let’s see,” Halep added.

The former World No.1, Halep, has won French Open (2018) and Wimbledon (2019). The Romanian is looking to add another feather to her cap in the ongoing first grand slam of the year.

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Halep, 29, had earlier outclassed A Tomljanovic 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the second round and L Cabrera 6-2, 6-1 in the opening round of the AUs Open 2021 respectively.

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