Simona Halep going shopping after quarter-final victory

Simona Halep
Simona Halep needed just 53 minutes to thrash Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6-1 6-1 to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open, a whirlwind victory that gives the fourth seed more time to go “shopping”. The two-times Grand Slam champion had not lost a set in her previous two meetings with Kontaveit and quarters was no different, the 28th seed managing just one breakpoint on former world number one Halep’s serve.

The Romanian, runner-up at Melbourne Park in 2018, will meet either Spaniard Garbine Muguruza or Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia for a place in Saturday’s final. Halep said she would not watch the quarter-final clash that followed her match at the Rod Laver Arena and would instead relax and “enjoy the day”. “I will chill, I will just do some shopping like every day because it motivates me,” the 28-year-old said. “Tomorrow I will think about the match, today nothing about tennis.”

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