Tennis-Former champion Halep knocked out by Chinese teenager Zheng

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - May 26, 2022 Romania's Simona Halep in action during her second round match against China's Qinwen Zheng REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

PARIS (Reuters) -Former world number one Simona Halep crashed out of the French Open on Thursday as she failed to deal with the aggressive game of Chinese teenager Zheng Qinwen and suffered a 2-6 6-2 6-1 second-round loss.

Halep, who lifted the trophy at Roland Garros in 2018 before winning Wimbledon the following year, came into the match on Court Simonne Mathieu having won her only prior meeting against the 19-year-old Zheng in straight sets in Melbourne in January.

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