Halep holds off Andreescu in Shenzhen thriller

Simona Halep saved a match point to edge US Open winner Bianca Andreescu in a dramatic, three-set clash in the Purple Group at the Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen.

In the first-ever meeting between two of this season’s Grand Slam champions, Halep got the better of Andreescu, with the Wimbledon champion saving a match point to edge the US Open winner, 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-3, in the second match from the Purple Group.