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Australian Open: World no. 1 Halep beats Kenin

Romanian Simona Halep beats American Sofia Kenin 2-1 to reach 3rd round

  | 17.01.2019
Australian Open: World no. 1 Halep beats Kenin Simona Halep of Romania in action against Sofia Kenin (not seen) of USA during Australian Open 2019 Women's Singles match in Melbourne, Australia on January 17, 2019. Halep won the match with 2-1. ( Recep Şakar - Anadolu Agency )

By Fatih Erel

ISTANBUL

World number one Simona Halep beat American Sofia Kenin to reach the third round in the Australian Open on Thursday.

The Romanian top-seeder beat Kenin in 2-1 by 6-3, 6-7(5-7), 6-4.

"I have no idea how I won," Halep said after the match.

Halep will face American Venus Williams in the third round.

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