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Kvitova, Halep breeze into quarters

Kvitova, Halep breeze into quarters

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Osaka, who had a bye in the first round, lost in 66 minutes in round two against a player who had not won a match this year before this tournament.

"I felt it the last match a little bit".

Halep failed to save any of the four break points she faced, but converted seven of 10 to improve her career record over the world No. 23 to 7-0, including a 6-2, 6-3 win at the Qatar Open last week.

"It didn't feel like last week", Halep said.

Last week's Doha finalist said: "My mindset now is just to finish the points as quick as possible. I feel close to my highest level".

"I don't really win a lot of matches [here]", said Hsieh.

They traded six successive breaks of serve before world number 67 Mladenovic, 25, held when serving for the match to set up a meeting with Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro in the third round.

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The challenger managed just a single point over the last three games as former number one Halep demonstrated her superiority by winning her seventh in the series without a loss.

Crowd favorite and third seed Halep, supported even in the middle of a workday by scores of chanting, enthusiastic local Romanian fans, beat Lesia Tsurenko of the Ukraine 6-3, 7-5, breaking seven times from 10 chances.

"I was playing my best tennis and I was handling the first set pretty good but then it is frustrating to have this kind of injury".

"For me, I just want to have the mentality of not thinking so much who is in the other side of the net", the 24-year-old said. "I'm back. I knew it was still in me, even after the injuries", an elated Bencic told press afterwards.

Pliskova shifted into a higher gear in set number two, breaking Su-Wei in games four and six and clinching the set with a backhand down the line victor in game seven to become the favorite for the overall win now.

Slovakia's Viktoria Kuzmova won the battle of the 20-year-olds 1-6 7-5 6-2 against American Sofia Kenin and will face Kvitova next. Also, I have no expectations.

A tearful Naomi Osaka said she was struggling with the attention of being the world's top-ranked woman after being stunned 6-3, 6-3 by France's Kristina Mladenovic in her opening match Tuesday.

The Romanian, who is without a coach, was more than pleased with her strong finish to the match.