Halep and Pliskova advance to Rome quarter-finals – HEDGE accordingly

Top seeds Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova both advanced to the quarter-finals of the WTA Premier event in Rome on Friday after contrasting displays.Second-seeded Czech Pliskova cruised to a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Russian Anna Blinkova while number one seed Halep struggled at the start of her 7-5, 6-4 triumph over Ukraine’s Dayana Yastremska.Halep, the world number two, had to fight back from 3-0 down in the first set after losing her opening service game but the Romanian broke back twice to take the lead.Yastremska, ranked 29th in the world, found her fortunes reversed in set two when she wa…

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