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Halep ‘highly unlikely’ to play restricted US Open

06 June, 2020 5:31 pm 5:31 pm

MUMBAI (Reuters) – World number two Simona Halep is “highly unlikely” to play in the U.S. Open with organisers set to put strict health protocols in place for the Grand Slam due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a spokeswoman for the Romanian told Reuters. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) received the green light to hold … Read More

Halep, Williams, win, Wimbledon, title

Halep stuns Williams to win Wimbledon title

07 July, 2019 9:36 pm 9:36 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Serena Williams’ wait for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title goes on after Simona Halep stunned the off-key American 6-2 6-2 in a one-sided Wimbledon final on Saturday. An inspired Halep took full advantage of an error-strewn display by seven-times champion Williams to become the first Romanian to win a Wimbledon … Read More

Kerber, Halep, Eastbourne, semi-finals

Kerber swats aside Halep to reach Eastbourne semi-finals

06 June, 2019 9:37 pm 9:37 pm

EASTBOURNE (Reuters) – Angelique Kerber’s Wimbledon preparation gained momentum as she thumped Simona Halep 6-4, 6-3 in a battle of former world number ones to reach the semi-finals at Eastbourne on Thursday. The Wimbledon champion converted five out of seven break points to secure the win and set up a last-four clash with Ons Jabeur. … Read More


Tennis player Tsurenko seeks confidence-boosting French Open win over Halep

06 June, 2019 10:56 am 10:56 am

BRISBANE (Reuters) – Lesia Tsurenko overcame a sudden onset of self doubt after her 30th birthday with a gritty display to beat Aleksandra Krunic in the French Open second round and the Ukrainian will seek another shot in the arm when she meets Simona Halep on Saturday. Tsurenko sealed the second-round win by taking the … Read More

Halep beats Bencic to reach fourth Madrid Open final

05 May, 2019 11:28 pm 11:28 pm

MADRID (Reuters) – Simona Halep reached her fourth Madrid Open final with a 6-2, 7-6(2), 6-0 win over Belinda Bencic on Friday. The world number three will move back to the top of the WTA rankings with a win in Saturday’s final against either Kiki Bertens or Sloane Stephens. Two-time Madrid winner Halep broke the … Read More

Mertens, Halep, Qatar Open, title

Tennis: Mertens stuns Halep to lift Qatar Open title

02 February, 2019 12:00 pm 12:00 pm

DOHA (Reuters) – Belgium’s Elise Mertens rallied from a set down to beat top seed Simona Halep 3-6 6-4 6-3 and clinch her first Premier-level title at the Qatar Open on Saturday. After both players dropped their opening service game, Halep took control of the encounter by winning 18 consecutive points from 3-3 to clinch … Read More

Halep withdraws from final US Open tune-up with Achilles injury

08 August, 2018 9:18 am 9:18 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World number one Simona Halep has withdrawn from the final US Open tune-up event in Connecticut with an Achilles injury, the Romanian said . The French Open champion, whose North American hardcourt campaign included a win in Montreal and a runnerup finish in Cincinnati, said she needed time to recover for … Read More

Bertens stuns world number one Halep for Cincinnati title

08 August, 2018 11:04 am 11:04 am

(Reuters) – Dutch surprise Kiki Bertens saved a championship point before going on to earn a shock Cincinnati Masters final triumph 2-6 7-6(6) 6-2 over a fatigued world number one Simona Halep on Sunday. Bertens came back from the brink against Romania’s top seed in an exhausting second set tiebreaker, then won five of the … Read More

Halep, Stephens set up rematch of French Open final

08 August, 2018 9:35 am 9:35 am

PARIS (Reuters) – World number one Simona Halep set up a rematch of the French Open final with Sloane Stephens after cruising to a 6-4 6-1 victory over Ashleigh Barty at the Rogers Cup in Montreal. The Romanian, who overhauled reigning US Open champion Stephens at Roland Garros to earn her maiden grand slam title, … Read More

Halep defeats Garcia to reach semi-final in Montreal

08 August, 2018 10:35 am 10:35 am

(Reuters) – Top seed Simona Halep sent Caroline Garcia packing for the second consecutive year at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Friday with a 7-5 6-1 win to set up a semi-final showdown with Ashleigh Barty on Saturday. The French Open champion showed no signs of fatigue following her marathon three-set win over Anastasia … Read More