Miami Open 2019:- Simona Halep Survives; Milos Raonic Knocked Out

Published 03/24/2019, 5:37 PM EDT
Miami Open 2019, Simona Halep


The World Number two tennis player, Simona Halep was ousted in the pre-quarters of the premiere ‘Sunshine Double’ event in the desert and later in Florida, she had a comfortable second-round victory in the Miami Open 2019. Her third round encounter against the Slovenian tennis player, Polona Hercog deviated from her conventional performance.

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In the first set, Halep was trailing a break and also took a Medical Time Out since she had troubles with her knee and landed up losing the first set 7-5 to the Slovenian. Nevertheless, Halep dismantled the World Number 78, Hercog in the tiebreaker and flawlessly sealed it and the backhand winner from Halep’s end had astonished the audience in the stadium as she pushed the battle into the decider.

Miami Open 2019, Simona Halep

In the final set, both ladies preserving to lay aside their fourth-round spot in the Miami Open 2019, Halep held an early break at 2-1 in the deciding set and further dominated the third set by leading with a break. Again at 5-2, the Romanian got hold of a break and sailed ahead to serve for her pre-quarterfinal spot.

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Holding the next game to love, she kept her hopes to reach the World Number one position alive by sealing a 5-7, 7-6(1), 6-2 victory. Halep survived a three-hour-long battle and she said, “I was running like crazy for three hours!” during her on-court interview.

Miami Open 2019, Milos Raonic

The 12th seeded Canadian, Milos Raonic is knocked down by the top-ranked Brit man, Kyle Edmund in straight sets from the Miami Open 2019. He breezed into the semifinals in the desert last week and lost a nervy match against the ultimate champion, Dominic Thiem. The former U.S. Open finalist, Edmund eliminated Raonic 6-4, 6-4 in the third round of the Miami Open 2019. The British-man will next meet in the defending champion, John Isner in the pre-quarterfinals.

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Mahalakshmi Murali

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Mahalakshmi Murali joined EssentiallySports in 2018 as a tennis author and has gone on to pen more than 1800 engaging articles, probing into various aspects of the sport and its illustrious players. With her expertise on the sport, Mahalakshmi has interviewed stalwarts from the sport such as Serena WIlliams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Kevin Anderson’s physio, Carlos Costa. Equipped with her vast experience and a keen understanding of the sport, Mahalakshmi now co-heads the tennis department.

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