WTA Tour

Halep wins in Rosmalen

2013-06-22 15:49
Simona Halep (Reuters)
Rosmalen - Romania's Simona Halep's rich vein of form continued on Saturday as she won her second successive WTA title beating Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-4, 6-2 to take the 's-Hertogenbosch event.

Halep, 21 and ranked 45th in the world, had won her maiden title in Nuremberg, Germany, last Sunday.

For her fourth-seeded opponent, aged 27 and ranked 20th in the world, it left her without a victory in three matches with Halep.

Flipkens, who has just one title to her credit, got off to the worst possible start having her service broken and was unable to break back with Halep keeping her composure after having to wait for over an hour to serve out the set when play was halted after a huge storm sent them running off court.

Halep, who plays Belarus' 72nd ranked Olga Govortsova in the first round at Wimbledon, broke Flipkens on her first service game of the second set and was never troubled after that in recording her 10th successive win.

Read more on:    wta tour  |  simona halep  |  tennis

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.