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Result: Simona Halep through at Wimbledon with straight-sets win over Belinda Bencic

Simona Halep defeats Belinda Bencic 6-4 6-1 to book her place in the last 16 of Wimbledon.

Simona Halep has defeated Belinda Bencic in straight sets at Wimbledon to advance through to the last 16 of the tournament.

Simona Halep of Romania during her Ladies' Singles third round match against Belinda Bencic of Switzerland on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 28, 2014© Getty Images

Both players tussled to take an early lead in the first game with two break points being squandered, before Bencic eventually prevailed to move ahead of her Romanian opponent in the opening set.

Halep was able to find the first break of serve in the fifth game, however, to get a foothold on the set, which she eventually took 6-4.

The world number three found the second set easier going, grabbing three breaks of serve to win 6-1 and take the match in the process.

Halep will now face Zarina Diyas in the next round.

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