LiveText Simona Halep vs Alize Cornet, in the first round of WTA Roma / Halep won the first set

Alize Cornet eliminated Simona Halep from the Australian Open, and the Frenchwoman’s advantage in direct matches is consistent: 4-1. The two athletes meet in the first round of the WTA Rome, and the match on “Stadio Pietrangeli” is LiveText on HotNews.ro and live on Digisport 2.

Simona HalepPhoto: OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP / Profimedia

Simona Halep – Alize Cornet 6-4, 4-2 live text from WTA Rome

Simona takes a short kick and puts the ball in the cross (0-15).

4: 2 Cornet sends twice on the line, and the third time on the car. Alize forces from all positions, and then comes a frame of Simona (30-15). Serve precisely Halep, 40-15. Simona is 4-2.

3: 2 Simona’s attacks are harsher, and Cornet gives up the first two points (0-30). Simona defends herself fantastically, and Alize is the one who is wrong: 0-40. Break to zero after a direct backhand winning return. More inspiration is needed in the launch game.

2: 2 Simona loses the first two points, and then Cornet misses a backhand. Two rebreak balls, Alize has dominated this game so far. The Frenchwoman accelerates but does it off the field: 40-40. Cornet gets another break ball: she is more aggressive and hits harder. Halep saves the third break ball. Double mistake, fourth break ball for Cornet. Equality again, and the Frenchwoman commented at length. Lap in the car: the fifth break ball. Simona attacks from all sides, but she lacks clarity in her thoughts: Halep loses the point, and the tie is restored (2-2, we had an exchange of breaks).

2: 1 From the net, Simona sends in a cross with the forehand, and Cornet manages another pass to be applauded. Halep misses a shot, and then hits the frame of the slag rocket. Cornet misses from the midfield, however, there are many errors in this match (30-15). Halep equalized after leading 30-0. Alize hits the ball from the climb and Simona’s defense is caught. Halep reaches a short, and then hits the right with the right along the line. Simona arrives at another short, and then makes the break. She leads 2-1 and will continue to work.

1: 1 Simona always changes the direction of the attack, and in the end Cornet’s defense gives way. Halep defends with a lob from the retreat, and Alize misses the smash (40-0). Simona’s successful white game, she equalizes the situation in the second set.

0: 1 The second set begins with Alize at work. How many times does the tape band help Simona, and Alize is a nerve wrecker. After making his way to the net, Cornet completely misses a volley (15-30). The Frenchwoman returns with a very good service. Break ball after Simona walked Alize from one corner to another. Cornet serves very well on the outside, and equality is restored. From the defensive line, Cornet finds an incredible pass to the right. After saving a break point, the Frenchwoman won her service game and now leads 1-0.

6: 4 Helped by the net, Simona wins a point where she defended herself incredibly. From the double lane, Halep forces along the line with the right, and the car is big (30-15). The longest and most intense rally so far belongs to Simona: two set balls (40-15). After 40 minutes, Simona closed the game and scored 6-4. Halep stopped in time the return that Alize put very well on stage from 1-5.

Simona will serve once again to close the set, hopefully she will do better than in the previous game (lost to zero and in which she made two double mistakes).

5: 4 The net tape helps Simona (15-15). From the jump, Halep sends with the lapel on the double lane. It’s a weak match for our player. But Alize doesn’t give up either, the two compete in mistakes. Cornet hits the rocket (30-30). Alize wins the game, and the situation in the first set is complicated: from 5-1, the Frenchwoman won three games in a row.

5: 3 Simona starts the game with an unforced error. Another forehand error (0-30). The first service doesn’t help her at all at the moment, there is a double mistake (0-40). Another double, very bad range made by Halep, the weakest so far.

5: 2 Another double of the leaf (the fourth in this match). Simona’s return to the car (30-15). Halep returns and draws (30-30). Cornet’s ace – the first of the game. Simona’s goal in the net, and Cornet wins a game range for the first time in this match.

5: 1 Simona serves well, harshly, she has more confidence in this shot. Alize tries a through ball, but Halep catches the ball and makes a difference (40-0). White game, control for Simona, is 5-1 for our player.

Quite a crowd on Pietrangeli, many Romanians in the stands.

4: 1 The Frenchwoman is not as accurate on the backhand side, and Simona is beginning to understand this. Cornet makes another double mistake (0-30). On a seemingly simple ball, Halep misses with the lapel (15-30). Another double mistake, it’s 15-40. Unfortunately, Halep sends a forehand return into the net. A splendid straight along the line closes the game, it is 4-1 for Simona (with two breaks).

3: 1 On a soft service from Simona, Cornet sends decisively with the return. Halep drops a lapel from the median. Alize is very strong with the forehand, thanks to this shot she manages to dominate the points. Simona sends a predictable short, but Alize has the answer in the net. Two services make the difference, and Halep wins the first range of service in this match.

2: 1 Cornet comes with a short, and from here the exchange is in her favor. More and more players are catching Simona on the wrong foot with these blows. But Alize makes enough mistakes (15-40). Another incredible short of Alize, Halep arrives, but the Frenchwoman wins the rally. Simona also won the game with a short, she now leads 2-1 in the first set.

1: 1 Cornet enters the field and sends a very good forehand drive volley. Then follows an error on a right of Simona, the game gets complicated (15-30). Another climb to the net: Cornet builds his points well, and volleyball is once again decisive (15-40). The first break ball is canceled by Simona: the service was quality. The second break ball is also canceled, 40-40. Halep played the last two points a little more carefully.

A lapel along the line goes to the car, another chance to break for Cornet. Forehand error, rebreak comes.

1: 0 The match started with Alize at work, and the Frenchwoman shows her offensive internships from the beginning: she won the first point after coming to the net. There is also a double fault (30-15). Halep makes his way on the field and makes the difference with a long cross backhand. The first break ball of the match, after an error by the Frenchwoman. Simona comes on to the pitch. It’s break, Halep starts the match perfectly.

Pablo Rodriguez, one of the legends in the world of international refs, takes control of today’s match

Victoria Azarenka clearly defeated Viktorija Golubic, score 6-3, 6-0, and on the Pietrangeli arena will follow the match between Halep and Cornet.

Halep and Cornet have met five times in the WTA circuit, and Alize has a definite advantage: 4-1.

Simona Halep, the virtual route from WTA Rome

Round I – Alize Cornet

Round II – Danielle Collins

Optimi – Belinda Bencic / Amanda Anisimova

Quarters – Jessica Pegula / Aryna Sabalenka

Semifinals – Iga Swiatek / Anett Kontaveit / Emma Răducanu / Victoria Azarenka

Final – Paula Badosa / Maria Sakkari / Karolina Pliskova / Garbine Muguruza.

In the 2021 edition of the Foro Italico tournament, Simona was seriously injured during the match with Angelique Kerber in the second round: Halep had won the first set 6-1, while in the second table she was 3-3.

The year before (2020), Halep won the competition at the Foro Italico.

The last champions of the Foro Italico

2021 – Iga Swiatek

2020 – Simona Halep

2019 – Karolina Pliskova

2018 – Elina Svitolina (final with Simona Halep)

2017 – Elina Svitolina (final with Simona Halep)

2016 – Serena Williams

2015 – Maria Sharapova etc.

To know:

  • The Italian competition founded in 1930 was won three times by a Romanian athlete: Ilie Năstase, 1970 and 1973 editions, and Simona Halep, 2020.
  • Ilie Năstase (1974, defeated by Bjorn Borg), Virginia Ruzici (1978, 1980, 1981) and Simona Halep (2017, 2018, defeated in both cases by Elina Svitolina) also played finals.

The WTA Rome takes place on May 9-15 on the clay of the Foro Italico complex. It has total prizes of $ 2,527,250 and is in the “WTA 1000” category. The defending champion is Iga Swiatek (6-0, 6-0 in the final with Karolina Pliskova).