At the Mutua Madrid Open 2021, the Romanian Simona Halep got the second round after the two sets wins against the Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo, with the final result of 6-0 7-5. Simona, after climbing 5-1 in the second set, then decided to complicate her life and put Sara Sorribes Tormo back into the game, who quickly moved up to 5-5.
The former world number one, however, returned to her level on the clay-court of Madrid, and she finished with the set and the game 7-5. At the next round Halep will meet Saisai Zheng. In the othere matches, four-time Slam champion Naomi Osaka qualified for the second round thanks to a victory in straights sets for 7-5 6-2 against her countrywoman Misaki Doi.
Wins came for Karolina Pliskova, Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka. Jennifer Brady eliminated Venus Williams. Below the highlights of the challenge between the Romanian and the Spaniard.