Halep storms to Bucharest Open victory
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.