Rogers Cup: Halep, Konta advance in Montreal

Simona Halep, last year's runner-up in Montreal, eased past Daria Gavrilova in straight sets while Johanna Konta, winner of the Bank of the West Classic last week, beat Shelby Rogers in the same fashion.

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Simona Halep in action against Daria Gavrilova.

Simona Halep and Johanna Konta made it through at the Rogers Cup as all the seeds won on Tuesday.

Halep, last year's runner-up in Montreal, eased past Daria Gavrilova in straight sets while Konta, winner of the Bank of the West Classic last week, beat Shelby Rogers in the same fashion. The fifth-seeded Halep cruised past Australian Gavrilova 6-2, 6-3 while Konta broke Rogers five times as she advanced in one hour and 21 minutes, winning 6-4, 6-2.

Dominika Cibulkova defeated Mariana Duque-Marino, while Madison Keys was too strong for Elena Vesnina. Karolina Pliskova needed three sets to see off qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko 3-6, 6-2, 7-5.

Garbine Muguruza withdrew due to illness and her replacement, Varvara Lepchenko, got past Naomi Broady 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Belgian Yanina Wickmayer suffered a shock loss to world number 121 Kristina Kucova, as the Slovakian qualifier came from behind to record a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 win. Timea Babos battled but went down to Vania King 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) in over two and a half hours, while Eugenie Bouchard defeated Lucie Safarova 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3).