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French Open finalist Halep into Wimbledon quarters

POSTED: July 1, 2014 7:53 a.m.

LONDON (AP) — French Open runner-up Simona Halep breezed into the quarterfinals at Wimbledon on Tuesday with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.

The third-seeded Romanian needed just 57 minutes to beat the 72nd-ranked Diyas, who was playing at Wimbledon for the first time.

Halep is the second Romanian woman to reach the quarterfinals at the All England Club, joining Virginia Ruzici, who made it to the final eight in 1978 and 1981. Ruzici is now Halep's manager.

Halep, who has reached the quarterfinals at all three Grand Slams this year, is the only player among the top four seeds left in the draw.

Her next opponent will be either 2013 finalist Sabine Lisicki of Germany or Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan.

 

 
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