Tennis: Simona Halep wins BRD Bucharest Open for the second time

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Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, 5th WTA, 1st seeded, has won on Sunday the BRD Bucharest open title featuring USD 226,750 in prize money by defeating Anastasija Sevastova (Latvia) 6-0, 6-0 in 47 minutes.

Before this match, Sevastova hadn’t lost a single set.

It is the second title won by Halep in Bucharest, after the one in 2014. The Romanian tennis player will cash in a cheque for USD 43,000 and 280 WTA points.

It is the 13th title won by Halep and the second this year.

In the semi-final Halep defeated WTA’s No. 144, American Vania King 6-7 (3) 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday.

On Friday Halep defeated Danka Kovinic (Montenegro, 54th WTA) 6-4, 6-2 and in the previous match she defeated 6-4, 6-3 Bulgarian Isabella Shinikova.

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