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January 10, 2015 10:09 AM Comfortable win: Simona Halep thrashes Timea Bacsinszky 6-2 6-2 to take Shenzhen Open title.

Comfortable winSimona Halep thrashes Timea Bacsinszky 6-2 6-2 to take Shenzhen Open title. The Romanian was almost flawless on serve throughout, affording the Swiss eighth seed no break points throughout the hour-and-two-minute clash. Competing in her first WTA Tour final since 2010, Bacsinszky made the worst possible start, coughing up serve to Halep 1

January 8, 2015 11:49 PM Zheng Saisai to Face Halep in Semifinals at Shenzhen Open

Zheng Saisai of China celebrates after scoring against Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan in their women's singles quarterfinal match of the WTA 2015 Shenzhen Open tennis tournament in Shenzhen city, south China's Guangdong province, 8 January 2015. [Photo: Imagine China] Semi-final action will see China's Zheng Saisai hit the court against top-seeded Romanian 1

January 8, 2015 5:27 PM Halep reaches Shenzhen semifinals

Top-seeded Simona Halep eased into the semifinals of Shenzhen Open with a convincing 6-3, 6-3 victory over qualifier Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia on Thursday. The third-ranked Romanian wrapped up the win in 1 hour, 2 minutes and will next play China's Zheng Saisai. Saisai was the only unseeded player to book a semifinal berth with a 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2 win against 1

January 8, 2015 4:21 PM Halep, Kvitova break into semis at Shenzhen Open

Top seed and world No.3 ­Simona Halep, along with ­second seed Petra Kvitova, ranked four, both breezed past lowly opponents in straight sets on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the Shenzhen Open. Romanian Halep, last year's French Open runner-up, made short work of Serbian qualifier Aleksandra Krunic, winning through 6-3, 6-3 in 62 minutes 1

January 8, 2015 2:15 PM Tennis: Halep, Kvitova swing into Shenzhen semis

Top seed and world number three Simona Halep, along with second seed Petra Kvitova, ranked four, both breezed past lowly opponents in straight sets Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the WTA Shenzhen Open. BEIJING: Top seed and world number three Simona Halep, along with second seed Petra Kvitova, ranked number four, both breezed past lowly opponents 1

January 8, 2015 12:46 PM Halep and Kvitova surge into Shenzhen semis

Simona Halep and Petra Kvitova remain on course to meet in the Shenzhen Open final after comfortable last-eight wins on Thursday. Top seeded Romanian Halep cruised into the semi-finals with a routine 6-3 6-3 victory over Serbian qualifier Aleksandra Krunic. Halep, a finalist at the French Open and semi-finalist at Wimbledon in 2014, needed just an hour and two minutes 1

November 22, 2014 5:45 AM Halep, Kvitova confirm Sydney spots

Simona Halep was one of three top-six WTA Tour players to confirm their spot at the Apia International in Sydney in January. The Australian Open warm-up event in the Harbour City is a popular tournament for the world's best to tune up for the first major of the calendar year, with Halep, Petra Kvitova and 2013 champion Agnieszka Radwanska all confirming 1

October 27, 2014 10:40 AM Vengeful Williams hammers Halep for WTA Finals title

SINGAPORE - Serena Williams sealed her fifth WTA Finals title and took sweet revenge for her crushing loss to Simona Halep when she hammered the Romanian 6-3, 6-0 in Singapore on Sunday. The 18-time Grand Slam-winner was broken early in the match but she reeled off eight games in a row to humiliatingly "bagel" Halep, five days after the Romanian's 6-0, 6-2 win in group 5

October 26, 2014 4:23 PM Halep laments nerves after Williams thrashing

Simona Halep lamented a nervous showing after she was thrashed 6-3 6-0 by Serena Williams in the WTA Tour Finals showpiece. Romanian Halep had impressive form heading into the final after handing Williams her heaviest defeat in 16 years - 6-0 6-2 - in the round-robin stage. But that did not translate into the Singapore final, which saw Halep struggle 7

October 25, 2014 4:02 PM Tennis: Williams is favourite, says Halep

SINGAPORE: Simona Halep on Saturday (Oct 25) insisted she was not the favourite against Serena Williams in the WTA Finals title match despite her one-sided 6-0, 6-2 victory over the world number one this week. The Romanian has been the revelation of the season finale, handing Williams her biggest defeat since 1998 in the group stages and thrashing Agnieszka 2