Halep wins New Haven
Simona Halep wins her fourth title this year defeating the Czech Petra Kvitova 6/2 6/2.
This his her first Premier-level victory , the first one on hard after two on clay in Nürnberg and Budapest and one on grass in s’hertogenbosh since June.
These results will secure a place into the Top 20 on Monday for the romanian ,which only Virginia Ruzici, Irina Spirlea and Ruxandra Dragomir had achieved among her fellow countrywomen.
“It was my dream to get into the Top 20. Now it’s real. I’m really happy that I played such good tennis today. She also played great tennis. I have to enjoy this moment. It’s unbelievable for me. I feel really, really nice.” she said.
If she still has energy she can expect big things in New York where her quarter is quite open with Sara Errani and Caroline Wozniacki as main threats, but she prefers enjoying the moment.
“I just want to be relaxed because it’s good feeling now, good moment for me. I want just to live this great moment.”
Results – Saturday, August 24, 2013
Singles – Final
Simona Halep (ROU) d. (3) Petra Kvitova (CZE) 62 62
Doubles – Final
(3) Mirza/Zheng (IND/CHN) d. (2) Medina Garrigues/Srebotnik (ESP/SLO) 63 64