March 27, 2023

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Collins prevents Halep from returning to Montreal – Athlete

Daniel Collins of the United States lost 2 hours, 2-4, 6-4, 6-4 to Romanian Simona Halep 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 after a three-month absence due to injury. Montreal Canadian Tennis Tournament.

Collins recently lifted his winning streak to 12 consecutive wins, during which time he became champion in Italian Palermo and San Jose in the United States.

Halep, on the other hand, a two-time champion in Montreal in 2016 and 2018, played in the first few matches after recovering from a shoulder injury. Her participation in the tournament in Rome in mid-May.

Despite his loss, Halep expressed his delight at returning to the tournament, saying, “It was a great match, especially after a gap of several months. I played well, I’m happy in all respects.

He added, “My level is growing and I’m confident. After a gap of 3 months, it’s hard to return to the highest level, especially in the face of a player at his level.”

Tunisia’s Anas Jafar defeated Russia’s Daria Kasatkina 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the first set.

Belarusian Arena Sapalenka, on the other hand, scored 18 clean serves to beat her American rival Sloane Stephens 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-4 in two and a half hours.

Sabalenga, who has won two matches since the beginning of this year, has 36 wins against 12 defeats this season.
Eleven Svitolina, the third Russian champion of the tournament in 2017, fell to Britain’s Johanna Konda 6-3, 3-6, 2-6.

Konda did not attend the Olympics in Wimbledon and Tokyo due to a corona virus infection.

In other important matches, fourth-ranked Czech Carolina Bliskova defeated Donna Vekic of Croatia 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, while young American Koko Fok defeated Anastasia Botapova 5-0 and then withdrew due to injury.

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