Kuznetsova Falls Short Of Semi Final

Svetlana Kuznetsova couldn’t make it to the semi final round of the ongoing French Open. She lost to Simona Halep of Romania in the straight sets in the round of 8 yesterday. Halep won the match by 6-2, 6-2.

It was anticipated to be a very exciting and close encounter as both the players were in great form, but, at the end, it turned out to be one of those matches in which one player crushes the other. The match got over in just about an hour with Kuznetsova winning just 4 games in the whole match.

Kuznetsova had actually come into the match with an injury which kept getting worsened as the match progressed and that was one of the main reasons why she got demolished by her opponent.

The Russian player, however, should be praised for her desire to fight and win. A lot of players would have left the match in the middle with so much pain, but, Kuznetsova didn’t do that. She showed character and battled till the very last moment.

On the other hand, for Halep, not a single thing went wrong during the match and the happiness on her face to have won in the straight sets was clearly visible.

The Romanian said, “I played really well. Winning in two sets against somebody like Svetlana who is a fantastic player is very satisfactory.”

This is the first time that Halep has reached the round of 4 in the singles competition of a Grand Slam. Before this, her best performance had come in the Australian Open of this year. She had managed to enter the quarter final round in that tournament.

The 22 years old would want to keep her rhythm going and lift her first Slam trophy in 4 days’ time.