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Tennis: Halep beats Flipkens in tennis final in Rosmalen

Simona Halep defeats Kirsten Flipkens 6-4, 6-2 in Topshelf Open grass court tournament on Saturday

AP, Saturday 22 Jun 2013
Simona Halep
Simona Halep of Romania returns to Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium in the final of the Topshelf grass court tennis tournament in Rosmalen, central Netherlands, Saturday, June 22, 2013 (Photo: AP)
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Simona Halep made it two titles in a row Saturday, beating Kirsten Flipkens 6-4, 6-2 in a rain-interrupted final at the Topshelf Open grass court tournament.

The 21-year-old Romanian was a break up at 5-4 when rain forced a 75-minute delay. She came back and held serve to take the set.

She then broke Flipkens' serve twice to take a 3-0 lead before the Belgian broke back.

Flipkens had no answer to the powerful ground strokes from Halep, who easily won her first grass-court title.

Halep clinched her first WTA title last week by beating Andrea Petkovic of Germany in straight sets on clay in the final of the Nurnberger Versicherungscup.

She now heads to Wimbledon where she faces Olga Govortsova in the first round.

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