he Romanian-German pair Monica Niculescu/Vivian Heisen qualified, on Tuesday, for the round of 16 of the doubles event of the WTA 1,000 tournament in Toronto, equipped with total prizes of 2,527,250 US dollars, after defeating, 6-2, 7-6 (6), Japan's Eri Hozumi/Makoto Ninomiya.
Niculescu and Heisen won after one hour and 38 minutes of playing.
Niculescu and Heisen won a cheque of 11,330 US dollars and 105 WTA points in doubles, and in the next round they will face seeds no. 4, Storm Sanders (Australia)/Shuai Zhang (China), Agerpres.
Monica Niculescu played a Canadian Open doubles final alongside Simona Halep in 2016 when the tournament was held in Montreal.