In the most anticipated match of the day in the WTA 500 in Stuttgart, Simona Halep manages to dispel Marketa Vondrousova in straight sets, of that player who was finalist on theclay-courts of Bois de Boulogne in 2019. The Romanian tennis player, number two in the seeding, after the defeats collected between Indian Wells and Rome in the heart of 2019, actually gets rid of the first weekly puzzle thanks to a dry 6-1 6 -3 which builds in just over eighty minutes of play.
She more tactically and technically completes the two-time Grand Slam champion, who returns to the quarterfinals in the German tournament for the first time since 2018. Ekaterina Alexandrova awaits her, ahead in parallel thanks to a 6-2 7-5 against Belinda Bencic in the last slice of the day.
Karolina Pliskova qualifies for the quarterfinals by catching a set behind Jelena Ostapenko. Faithful travel companion the service, which pays, among other things, the beauty of twenty-one aces. It will therefore be a quarter of luxury with world number one Ashleigh Barty.
The success of Elina Svitolina, which remains unbeatable for Angelique Kerber, must also be recorded on day 4.
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