Jana Cepelova v Simona Halep Live
World number 2 Simona Halep will meet Slovakian Jana Cepelova in the second round of the US Open on Wednesday, August 27.
The Romanian star survived a massive scare in her first round clash against Danielle Rose Collins as she once again struggled on the hard court after a successful year on the clay and the grass. Collins did extremely well to win the first set 6-7 via a tie breaker before Simona Halep sprung into action and won the third and fourth sets 6-1 6-2 to proceed to the second round.
64th ranked Jana Cepelova has also found the going tough on the hard court as her second round exits at New Haven and Baku would suggest. The Slovakian came close to suffering a first round exit when she lost the first set 6-2 to Spaniard Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor. However, Jana Cepelova recovered to win the next two sets 7-5 6-1 to take the match and progress into round 2.
Simona Halep and Jana Cepelova have not met before in their respective careers and it will be interesting to see how each player approaches this game. Simona Halep has been one of the rising stars in tennis in the past year but her game on the hard court is not the best. What remains to be seen is whether Jana Cepelova has the game to challenge Simona Halep in the second round.
Tags: US Open, Simona Halep, Jana Cepelova
Posted: 27th August 2014
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