Simona Halep triumphs in Montreal
Simona Halep continued her fine run of recent form defeating American Madison Keys 7-6(2), 6-3 to wrap up her second straight title at the Rogers Cup in Montreal, Canada.
The result propels Halep back to Number 3 in the world rankings and she did it the hard way by reaching the final via wins over World Number 2 Angelique Kerber, No.10 Svetlana Kuznetsova, Karolina Pliskova and Daria Gavrilova.
Keys, ranked 12 coming into the match (will rise to #9 on Monday) was unable to reproduce her form from earlier matches and made 45 unforced errors.her 14th WTA Tour title in one hour and 15 minutes.
Halep was in no mood to dispense charity and wrapped up her 14th WTA Tour title in just one hour and 15 minutes.