Heat re­tires Halep

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

Top women’s seed Si­mona Halep re­tired from her quar­ter­fi­nal match at the Citi Open in Wash­ing­ton on Fri­day be­cause of the heat, al­low­ing Rus­sia’s Eka­te­rina Makarova to ad­vance to the semi­fi­nals. Halep, ranked sec­ond on the WTA Tour, re­tired trail­ing 1-0 in the third set af­ter she and the sev­enth-seeded Makarova split the first two. Fourth-seeded Ger­man Julia Go­erges beat sixth-seeded Mon­ica Niculescu 6-3, 6-4, to ad­vance. On the men’s side, eighth-seeded Amer­i­can Jack Sock de­feated third-seeded Cana­dian Mi­los Raonic 7-5, 6-4 to reach the semi­fi­nals.

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