Top seed Halep, Nadal advance to next round

Last Updated: Jul 04 2018 14:48

TENNIS- Number one seed and French Open champion Simona Halep advanced to the second round at Wimbledon with a comprehensive 6-2 6-4 victory over Japanese Kurumi Nara.

Earlier on Tuesday, world number one Rafael Nadal of Spain moved into the second round of Wimbledon with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 win over Dudi Sela of Israel 

“I’m just happy to be through of course and yes, this match gives me positive feelings. There’s still room to improve but after a while without playing on grass, of course it’s very important to start with a straight sets victory,” Rafa said after the win.

Eugenie Bouchard also advanced with a 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 victory over British wild card Gabriella Taylor. She set up the next clash against Ashleigh Barty.

Angelique Kerber, German Alexander Zverev and Australian Nick Kyrgios also advanced to the next round.