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


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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