HALEP 3-1 GAJDOSOVA. An intriguing power struggle is developing between the delicate depth and angles of Halep, and the power weight of shot of the Aussie. But it’s the third seed with the upper hand in these early stages, eventually consolidating her break to put daylight between herself and the challenger.

J. Wolfe vs S. Halep | Australian Open
Women's Singles | Round 2 | 21.01.2015 | Melbourne
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J. Wolfe
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S. Halep (3)
S. Halep (3)
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HALEP 6-2 6-2 GAJDOSOVA. MATCH! With a fantastic performance, Simona Halep marches on into the final 32. Based on her performances in 2014 thus far, there is every chance she could be lifting the trophy 10 days from now.
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HALEP 6-2 5-2 GAJDOSOVA. BREAK! Halep breaks once again, keeping her depth and then pouncing on the short ball left behind by the Aussie. A cool, calm and typical performance, she stands one game away from round three.
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HALEP 6-2 4-2 GAJDOSOVA. One of the world’s most underrated strokes is the Halep serve, and she is proving it right here. With her fifth ac of the day, the Romanian consolidates her break and marches towards near certain victory.
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HALEP 6-2 2-1 GAJDOSOVA. BREAK! The errors are beginning to pile up against the Aussie, who, as usual, is only interested in clobbering the ball as hard and far as it will land
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HALEP 6-2 GAJDOSOVA. SET! No problems for the third seed in the business end of the set. She smashes down a few big first serves and, before long, the set is hers.
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HALEP 5-1 GAJDOSOVA. The Halep serve remains perhaps her most underrated shot, and it’s a shot Gajdosova simply can’t get her hands on. A quick and easy service game punctuated by a very good second serve to close move the Romanian to within a game of the first set.
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HALEP 4-1 GAJDOSOVA. BREAK! After a long and tight game filled with many deuces and seemingly even more Gajdosova backhand winners and unforced errors, Halep snatches a second break. After Monday’s slow and unconvincing start, she’s en fuego in the dead of night.