MELBOURNE, Australia | Halep edges young American at Australian Open; Venus next

17Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

MELBOURNE, Australia —Jan 17, 2019—Push Simona Halep to the brink, and she summons her best.

The Australian Open’s top-seeded woman got all she could handle from 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin in the second round before taking the last four games to emerge with a 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4 victory that took 2½ hours Thursday.

“Well, I have no idea how I won this tonight,” said Halep, the reigning French Open champion.

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