The latest news from tennis, men’s handball and football.
Romanian no. 1
and world no. 5 Simona Halep lost to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina 7-5, 6-3 on
Wednesday in the Purple Group of the WTA Finals under way in Shenzhen.
Svitolina, who is no. 8in the world, thus secured a place in the
semifinals. On Monday, Halep had defeated the Canadian player of Romanian
origin Bianca Andreescu. To go through to the semifinals, Halep has to defeat the
Czech player Karolina Pliskova on Friday. On Wednesday, Pliskova defeated
We continue with
news from men's handball. Dinamo Bucharest convincingly defeated the Polish
side Wisla Plock 29-20 on Wednesday at home in a Champions League Group D.
Dinamo's top scorers were the Tunisian player Kamel Alouini and the Croatian
player Ante Kuduz, who scored six times each. Dinamo now top the ranking with
10 points followed by the Danish side Gudme with 8 points. The Romanian
champions will also play their next match at home, on the 6th of
November, when they face the Swiss side Kadetten Schauffhausen.
We end this
roundup with football. Wednesday saw three matches as part of the round of last
16 of the Romanian Cup. Academica Clinceni have reached the competition's
quarterfinals for the first time in the club's history, having defeated FC
Botosani 2-nil. In the second match of the day, the second-tier side Petrolul
Ploiesti defeated the third-tier side Sanatatea Cluj 7-nil. In the round of
last 32, Sanatatea had eliminated the trophy holders Viitorul Constanta. The
third side to reach the quarterfinals were Dinamo Bucharest, who defeated the
third-tier side Foresta Suceava 4-nil away, also on Wednesday. Let us also note
that on Tuesday, FC Hermannstadt defeated the second-tier side FC Mioveni 2-nil
away, while FCSB defeated Universitatea Cluj, another second-tier team, 1-nil.
The final three matches in the round of last 16 are taking place on Thursday,
when Metalul Buzau play Poli Iasi, Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe play Astra Giurgiu and
FC Voluntari play Universitatea Craiova.