Halep beats erratic Keys to win Rogers Cup

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Reuters

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.

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Simona Halep of Romania kisses the champions trophy after defeating Madison Keys of the United States (not pictured) during the final of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Uniprix Stadium. Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

 

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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.

 

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