Halep storms to Bucharest Open vic­tory

Daily Trust - - SPORT -

Top-seeded Si­mona Halep didn’t lose a game en route to her sec­ond Bucharest Open ti­tle yes­ter­day, smash­ing seventh-seeded Anas­tasija Sev­as­tova of Latvia 6-0, 6-0.

Halep had strug­gled in the semi­fi­nal against Va­nia King of the United States, need­ing more than two hours to dispatch the Amer­i­can 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-3.

Head­ing into yes­ter­day’s fi­nal, Sev­as­tova held a 3-1 edge in matches against the No. 5-ranked Ro­ma­nian player. Halep won the in­au­gu­ral Bucharest event in 2014 but didn’t play in the tour­na­ment last year.

Si­mona Halep

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