MIAMI, FL, USA
Taken to the brink for the second time in this matchup, Simmona halep again emerged victorious over rising Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka in the second round of the Miami open on Friday, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.
"It's really important that I could win this match today," Halep said, after the match, referencing her struggles with a knee injury to begin 2017. "I think it was very, very difficult to play against her in the first match here at the tournament, but I'm really happy. I had no pain, I stayed there two hours, fighting, running all over the place... so it's great."