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Simona Halep beats Madison Keys to clinch Rogers Cup crown

PTI
Published Aug 1, 2016, 10:15 am IST
Updated Aug 1, 2016, 10:18 am IST
Keys was unable to break the Romanian in the concluding set and Halep served out to seal the win in one hour 16 minutes.
Simona Halep, of Romania, kisses the trophy in front of her national flag after defeating Madison Keys, of the United States, during the final of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal. (Photo: AP)
 Simona Halep, of Romania, kisses the trophy in front of her national flag after defeating Madison Keys, of the United States, during the final of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal. (Photo: AP)

Montreal: Fifth seed Simona Halep of Romania took advantage of an error-prone display by American Madison Keys to claim her 14th WTA title with a 7-6(2) 6-3 victory in the Rogers Cup final in Montreal on Sunday.

Halep, 24, won an erratic opening set that featured eight breaks of serve after breezing through the tiebreak, and then broke her 10th-seeded opponent again in the second game of the second to tighten her grip.

 

Keys was unable to break the Romanian in the concluding set and Halep served out to seal the win in one hour 16 minutes after the 21-year-old American dumped a forehand into the net.

Halep improved her career record against Keys to 3-1, having beaten the American over three sets in their most recent meeting at Wimbledon earlier this month.

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