In the semifinal in Shenzhen on Friday, “Halep’s precise counterpunching earned her four breaks of the No.4 seed’s serve, as she won both the last five games of the opener, and four of the last five in the match”, reads wtatennis.com, thus maintaining her perfect record against her compatriot, Irina-Camelia Begu who was beaten 6-1, 6-4 by Halep.
“It was a tough match, I know that she’s a very strong player and in the second set, you could see that she was improving her game. I was strong enough to hit the ball (well) in the end… and I’m really proud with my victory today. It was a tough one. I’m again in the final here in Shenzhen, I’m really happy to play the final again here. I always enjoy playing here and it’s going to be a big challenge tomorrow (Saturday, January 5). I’m ready to play and we’ll see what’s going to happen”, Halep said as romaniajournal.ro reports.
Romanian Simona Halep (26) will play against Katerina Siniakova (21) of Czech Republic, on Saturday, at the Shenzhen Open final. Siniakova defeated Russian Maria Sharapova (30) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, in the second semi-final played on Friday…/IBNA
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