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Birmingham Classic: Halep beat local wild card to reach quarter-finals

Simona Halep won against Harriet Dart 6-3, 6-2 and will play another wildcard, Katie Boulter, for a place in the semi-finals

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Second seed Simona Halep, of Romania, defeated British wildcard Harriet Dart in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals of the Birmingham Classic at Edgbaston Priory Club on Wednesday.

Halep, a two-time Grand Slam winner, won 6-3, 6-2 in one hour and three minutes and will face another local wildcard, Katie Boulter, next. The Romanian is coming off a second-round exit at the French Open.

Halep, currently being coached by Patrick Mouratoglou, is a former Wimbledon champion, having won the title in 2019.

Boulter defeated Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia 7-6, 6-1 in another second round match.

Birmingham WTA 250, other second-round results (Edgbaston Priory Club, grass, USD 251.750, most recent results first):

  • Katie Boulter beat Caroline Garcia: 7-6 (5), 6-1
  • Sorana Cirstea (6) beat Aleksandra Krunic (LL): 6-1, 6-1
  • Lauren Davis vs. Camila Giorgi
  • Beatriz Haddad Maia vs. Magdalena Frech
  • Elena-Gabriela Ruse vs. Shuai Zhang
  • Jelena Ostapenko vs. Dayana Yastremska
  • Catherine McNally vs. Donna Vekic
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