Halep allowed Dodin to break her serve on six of seven chances. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP
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Simona Halep knows being ranked No. 1 doesn't make it any easier to win matches. Halep, of Romania, struggled to post a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 second-round win over French lucky loser Oceane Dodin in their first career meeting at the Miami Open Thursday.Halep broke Dodin's serve for the seventh time at 4-4 in the third set before closing it out.Halep played in her third career Grand Slam final at the Australian Open in January, but has yet to secure a Grand Slam trophy.Halep's best Miami Open was reaching the 2015 semifinals.Kerber, the 2016 Australian Open and U.S. Open champion, won her first tournament since that U.S. Open at Sydney in January.
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