Halep cruises into Wimbledon second round

Simona Halep (Getty)
Simona Halep (Getty)

London - Romanian second seed Simona Halep reached the Wimbledon last-64 on Monday with a 6-4, 6-1 win over New Zealand qualifier Marina Erakovic.

Halep, a Wimbledon semi-finalist in 2014 and this year's French Open runner-up, next faces Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maria.

Wimbledon results on Monday, the first day of the 2017 championships at the All England Club (x denotes seeding):

Men

1st rd

Dustin Brown (GER) bt Joao Sousa (POR) 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, 6-4

Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) bt Nick Kyrgios (AUS x20) 6-3, 6-4 -- retired

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA x12) bt Cameron Norrie (GBR) 6-3, 6-2, 6-2

Simone Bolelli (ITA) bt Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

Sam Querrey (USA x24) bt Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) 7-6 (7/5), 7-5, 6-2

Women

1st rd

Wang Qiang (CHN) bt Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) 6-3, 6-4

Madison Keys (USA x17) bt Nao Hibino (JPN) 6-4, 6-2

Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) bt Irina Khromacheva (RUS) 6-3, 6-4

Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) bt Laura Robson (GBR) 6-4, 6-2

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