Tennis: Romanian Niculescu in Poitiers tournament singles quarterfinals, doubles finals

Tennis: Romanian Niculescu in Poitiers tournament singles quarterfinals, doubles finals

Romanian tennis player Monica Niculescu made it to the quarterfinals of the ITF tournament in Poitiers (France) featuring 100,000 U.S. dollars in prize money.

Niculescu (28 y.o., WTA 46), seed No. 1 in the singles event, defeated in the round of sixteen French player Oceane Dodin (19 y.o., WTA 144) 6 — 2, 7 — 5, and will square off in the quarterfinals with No. 8 seed, Duch player Kiki Bertens (23 y.o., WTA 105).

Playing in the quarterfinals of the doubles event, Seed No. 2 pair Monica Niculescu — Andreea Mitu defeated the duo Nigina Abduraimova (Uzbekistan)/Marine Partaud (France), and went on to beat 6 — 1, 6 — 2 the pair Valeria Solovieva (Russia)/Maryna Zanevska (Ukraine). More…