LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) - Simona Halep showed all the marks of a champion when she emerged unscathed from a first-set fright to reach the third round of Wimbledon with a 7-5 6-0 win over China’s Zheng Saisai on Thursday.
Halep’s hopes of completing a French Open-Wimbledon double appeared to be in trouble when she fell 5-3 behind in the first set.
But the newest member of the grand slam winners’ circle showed her new-found maturity to win the next 10 games on the trot and completely locked out Zheng from the contest.
The Romanian world number one will next face Hsieh Su-wei from Taiwan.
Reporting by Pritha Sarkar, editing by Clare Fallon