Halep victorious at Bucharest Open

Home favourite Simona Halep secured her second Bucharest Open title with a 6-0, 6-0 hammering of Anastasija Sevastova in Sunday's final.

The top seed produced a masterclass of tennis that the 66th-ranked Sevastova simply had no answers to, with Halep wrapping up the victory in just 46 minutes.

Having had to battle into the final after a testing semi-final against American Vania King in which she eventually triumphed 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-3, Halep had it all her own way on Sunday. The world number five saved the only two break points she faced as she raced to the finish line without dropping a game.

Elsewhere, Viktorija Golubic won her maiden title at the inaugural Ladies Championship in Gstaad, Switzerland.

The world number 105 downed third seed Kiki Bertens 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, to claim victory in front of her home crowd.

Golubic was forced to come from a set down to come out on top in a hard-fought two-hour encounter. The Swiss dropped her serve a 4-4 in the first, allowing Bertens to take the opener, but she did not look back from there, breaking her Dutch opponent consistently in the second and third sets.

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