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Halep, Osaka, Kasatkina book quarterfinal spots at Melbourne 250s

Halep, Osaka, Kasatkina book quarterfinal spots at Melbourne 250s

Tennis
Second-round action at Melbourne Summer Set 1 saw both No.2 seed Simona Halep and No.1 seed Naomi Osaka breeze into the quarterfinals in around an hour. Meanwhile at Melbourne Summer Set 2, No.3 seed Daria Kasatkina picked up her first win over Madison Keys in eight career meetings. Simona Halep defeated a familiar face at Melbourne Summer Set 1 on Thursday, as the former World No.1 took out her fellow Romanian Elena-Gabriela Ruse, 6-2, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals. The No.2 seed was joined later by No.1 seed Naomi Osaka, who dispatched Maryna Zanevska 6-1, 6-1. "Very happy that I could win this match in this way," Halep said on court, after the clash. "The beginning was a little bit different, so I didn’t feel the ball great, but slowly I started to feel the game, and I ...