Romanian tennis ace Simona Halep will play the WTA final in Rome this weekend after defeating Dutch Kiki Bartens on Saturday, 7-5, 6-1.
In a match that lasted less than an hour and a half, Halep dominated the game and managed to move to the second consecutive WTA final. Last week, she won the title in Madrid.
Halep, number 4 WTA, will cash in some EUR 230,000 and 585 WTA points for reaching the final.
She will play against the winner of the match between Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain, 7 WTA) and Elina Svitolina (Ukraine, 11 WTA), scheduled for today (Saturday, May 20), at 6 PM. Update: Halep will play the final against Svitolina.
The women’s final will start on Sunday, May 21 at 1.30 PM in Rome.
It will be Halep’s 24th final in her career. The Romanian holds 15 titles so far.