Tennis - Halep through to US Open second round

Simona Halep of Romania reacts to a shot against Marina Erakovic of New Zealand during their 2015 US Open Women's Singles round 1 match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center September 1, 2015 in New York. Second seed Halep reached the US Open second round on Tuesday when Erakovic retired with a knee injury. AFP PHOTO/KENA BETANCUR (AFP Photo/KENA BETANCUR)

- Second seed Simona Halep reached the US Open second round on Tuesday when New Zealand opponent Marina Erakovic retired with a knee injury. Halep was leading 6-2, 3-0 when her 99th-ranked rival called it quits, having received a medical timeout for treatment on her right knee at the end of the first set. Romanian 23-year-old Halep goes on to face either Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine or Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan for a place in the last 32. "I had a good start. I was aggressive and played my best tennis today," said Halep. "I know I can play my best tennis here. I have no expectations. Serena is there. I just want to play my best tennis."

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