Simona Halep tunes up for US Open with WTA New Haven title

Halep claimed her first hardcourt title with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over defending champion Petra Kvitova.

updated: August 25, 2013 08:40 IST
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New Haven: Simona Halep rolled past defending champion Petra Kvitova 6-2, 6-2 on Saturday in the WTA New Haven final, her first hardcourt title coming days before the US Open.

Halep, 21, notched her fourth title of 2013, adding it to claycourt titles won at Nuremberg and Budapest and a grasscourt crown at 's-Hertogenbosch.

She needed just 66 minutes to defeat former Wimbledon champion Kvitova, the third seed, punctuating her first premier level triumph with her only ace of the contest on her first match point.

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