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Halep battles past Potapova at Western & Southern Open

Simona Halep beat Anastasia Potapova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 on Tuesday night. She’ll play Russian Veronika Kudermetova in the next round

Simona Halep Toronto 2022 Simona Halep celebrates a victory at Toronto || Zuma

Romanian Simona Halep, the No 15 seed, moved into the second round of the Western & Southern Open by winning against Russian lucky loser Anastasia Potapova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 at the Linder Tennis Family Center in Cincinnati on Tuesday night.

Halep, ranked No 6, will face Russian Veronika Kudermetova next.

Cincinnati WTA 1000, other first-round results (Linder Tennis Family Center, hard, USD 2.527.250, most recent results first):

  • Madison Keys vs. Yulia Putintseva
  • Beatriz Haddad Maia vs. Jelena Ostapenko: tuesday
  • Emma Raducanu (10) beat Serena Williams: 6-4, 6-0
  • Marie Bouzkova (Q) beat Coco Gauff (11): 7-5, 1-0 ret.
  • Shelby Rogers (WC) beat Sofia Kenin (WC): 6-2, 6-1
  • Marta Kostyuk beat Camila Giorgi: 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
  • Karolina Pliskova (14) beat Venus Williams (WC): 7-5, 6-1
  • Anna Kalinskaya (Q) beat Martina Trevisan: 7-6 (2), 7-5
  • Shuai Zhang beat Naomi Osaka: 6-4, 7-5
  • Elise Mertens beat Anhelina Kalinina (Q): 6-1, 6-1
  • Sorana Cirstea beat Belinda Bencic (12): 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-4
  • Sloane Stephens (WC) beat Alize Cornet: 6-1, 6-0
  • Caroline Garcia (Q) beat Petra Martic (LL): 6-3, 6-3
  • Ajla Tomljanovic (Q) beat Taylor Townsend (Q): 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
  • Victoria Azarenka beat Kaia Kanepi: 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
  • Tereza Martincova (Q) beat Nuria Parrizas Diaz (LL): 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3
  • Ekaterina Alexandrova beat Leylah Fernandez (13): 6-4, 7-5
  • Petra Kvitova beat Jil Teichmann: 6-7 (2), 7-6 (6), 6-3
  • Catherine McNally (WC) beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich: 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2)
  • Alison Riske-Amritraj beat Sara Sorribes Tormo: 6-1, 7-6 (2)
  • Amanda Anisimova beat Daria Kasatkina (9): 6-4, 6-4
  • Veronika Kudermetova beat Barbora Krejcikova: 6-3, 6-3
  • Elena Rybakina beat Mayar Sherif: 6-3, 6-2
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