Halep wins 8th WTA title

Bucharest - World number three Simona Halep of Romania picked up her second victory of the season as she won the WTA final in Bucharest with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Italy's Roberta Vinci.

The 22-year-old, who won the Doha title in February, had lost previous finals this year at Madrid and Roland Garros, was also a semi-finalist at Wimbledon and quarter-finalist at the Australian Open.

"It's the first WTA tournament organised in Romania and I'm delighted with all my heart to have won it," beamed the 22-year-old.

Halep broke her opponent's serve to open the match and sailed through the first before Vinci, the world number 24, took an early 2-0 lead in the second set.

However, Halep built her offensive behind a solid backhand and came back from an early break down to seal the match with her second match point.

It was Halep's eighth career WTA title.

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