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Patna : World No 116 Taylor Townsend, 23, USA, stunned reigning Wimbledon Champion and World No 4 Simona Halep, 27, Romania, to enter the women’s singles 3rd round of US Open at New York City, New York, USA, on August 30, 2019, early morning. Townsend beat Halep 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 in 2nd round causing a massive upset in the tournament.

None of the two players served any Ace in the match. Both of them committed 4 double faults each in the match. also Halep won 4 break points in the match to 3 by Townsend. Halep won 5 games in a row to 3 by the American. Townsend won 61 service points to 57 by the 4th seed Romanian. Townsend will face World No 106 Sorona Cirstea, 29, Romania, in 3rd round.

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