Teodor Ciobanu

Tennis: Simona Halep qualifies for quarter-finals of WTA tournament in Madrid, in a quick victory

Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, world's no. 3, easily qualified for the quarter-finals of the WTA tournament in Madrid, with total prizes worth 7,021,128 US dollars, after defeating Slovakian Viktoria Kuzmova, 6-0, 6-0. Halep (27) only needed 44 minutes to seal her victory against Kuzmova (20), world's no. 46.

UPDATE/Tennis: Simona Halep qualifies for the round of sixteen of WTA tournament in Madrid

Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, world's no. 3, on Tuesday qualified for the round of sixteen of the WTA tournament in Madrid, with total prizes worth 7,021,128 US dollars, after defeating British player Johanna Konta (27, WTA's 41), 7-5, 6-1. Halep (27 of age) sealed her victory in 1 hour and 29 minutes. The two players' score in their direct matches so far is 4-3 for Halep.

Tennis - Fed Cup: Romania - France 1 - 0, after Simona Halep's victory

AGERPRES special correspondent Teodor Ciobanu reports: Romania is leading France 1 - 0, in the Fed Cup semifinals, after Simona Halep, WTA's 2nd, defeated Kristina Mladenovic, 6 - 3, 6 - 1, on Saturday, in a match played in Kindarena in Rouen. AGERPRES (RO - editor: Mihai Tenea; EN - editor: Adina Panaitescu)

Fencing: Ana Maria Popescu qualifies for epee individual women event's final at World Championships

Romanian Ana Maria Popescu qualified on Sunday for the epee individual women event's final at the World Fencing Championships taking place in Wuxi (China), while she is already sure to get at least the silver medal at this competition, after defeating American Courtney Hurley, 14-13 in the semi-finals.

Fed Cup: Halep brings Romania first point in World Group playoff tie against Switzerland

World No. 1 Simona Halep earned Romania the first point in the Fed Cup World Group playoff tie with Switzerland, defeating Viktorija Golubic 6-3, 1-6, 6-1 in one hour and 45 minutes in the opening rubber played at the Multipurpose Hall in Cluj Napoca.

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