Rome PHOTOS: Halep breezes past Osaka, Pliskova fights with chair umpire

Wilson Blade v7 tennis racquet

Wednesday’s schedule was all about second-round action at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia.

World No.1 Simona Halep smooth-sailed into the third round by losing just one game against Naomi Osaka, while sixth seed Karolina Pliskova had a rough day, getting out of control over a line call and making a hole in the umpire’s chair with her racquet after suffering a three-set defeat by Maria Sakkari.

Angelique Kerber battled past Irina-Camelia Begu, 2016 finalist Madison Keys played through back pain to defeat Donna Vekic in straight sets, and Caroline Wozniacki defeated Alison Van UytvanckWe also have stunning photos of Maria Sharapova‘s comeback victory over Dominika Cibulkova, as our photographer Jimmie48 was assisted by the beautiful evening sun.


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