On the hard-courts of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (Flushing Meadows, New York), the matches of the highly anticipated US Open 2021 are being played, the last Grand Slam of the season, during which there will be the absences of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams.
In the 2nd round of the women’s singles, Simona Halep defeated Kristina Kucova with the final score of 6-3 6-1, returning to play at a very exciting level of tennis, especially on the surface where she expressed good tennis in her career, without ever reaching the final at the US Open. To date, Romanian could represent a viable hard-court alternative to Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka.
In the other matches, wins came for Frances Tiafoe, Daniil Medvedev, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Garbine Muguruza, Naomi Osaka, Aryna Sabalenka and Barbora Krejcikova.
Below you can watch the highlights of the 2nd round match between Halep and Kucova.