Simona Halep, the sixth seed player at the Roland Garros 2016 is on the right path so far. During last year`s edition, Halep was surprisingly upset in the first round by Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (52 WTA). In 2014, the Romanian was a runner-up in the women`s singles being hardly outshone in the final rubber by Maria Sharapova. It is well known that Halep has a predisposal for inconsistency. This season, for example, she clinched the title in Madrid, a Premier Mandatory event, and then she lost the first match in Rome against Daria Gavrilova, a lower ranking player. At the French Oen, the sixth seed is making a great run, at least for the moment.

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Two wins in straight sets.

In the first round match, Simona claimed victory after 43 minutes of playing. Her opponent, Nao Hibino ( 70 WTA), did not have too much to say on French clay. At the end of the match, the scoreboard displayed 6-2 6-0 for the Romanian. In the second round, on the other side of the net stood Zarina Diyas ( 90 WTA). Despite her low ranking, Diyas exhibited some great Tennis during the confrontation.

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The opening set was quite interesting. Halep lost her focus and composure thus allowing Diyas to take the lead by 4-1. The first set went all the way to a tiebreak where Halep kept her nerve and won the set. With this moral foundation secured, the second set flew in one single direction. Halep clinched the set by 6-2 and she seems ready to make a long prolific run in this tournament.

Things are getting interesting.

According to the draw, Halep is sharing the lower quarter with Agnieszka Radwanska ( 2 WTA).

The Polish player has also a prodigious run, at least for now. They may cross paths in the quarterfinals. But there is a long way ahead both of them. In the next match, Halep will have to deal with Naomi Osaka (101 WTA). The 18-year-old Japanese surpassed earlier today Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, Halep`s nightmare from last year. In the fourth round, it might be a revenge clash. In Halep`s way may occur Samantha Stosur (Stosur lost in their last clash in Madrid) or even Lucie Safarova (last year`s runner-up).

Safarova is struggling after a serious injury that kept her away from the tennis court for a while.

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