Halep wins in Montreal

Simona Halep beat a mistake-prone Madison Keys 7-6 (7/2), 6-3 yesterday morning (Singapore time) to win the WTA Montreal hardcourt tournament and claim her 14th career singles crown.

World No. 5 Halep, of Romania, has now won 23 of her last 26 matches, a run that has included lifting titles in Madrid, Bucharest and now Montreal.

"It was not my best tennis because I couldn't play my best tennis," Halep said. "I cannot hit stronger than her because she's very strong.

"I just tried to keep the ball away from her and to make her run.

"I think I did it pretty well, and she missed shots. It was really tough for me to hit winners today."

It was a match American Keys would no doubt like to quickly forget as she finished with 45 unforced errors and had her serve broken five times, including four times in the opening set. - AFP.