Simona resumes winning ways with triumph in Prague final
No.1 seed Simona Halep picked up where she left off six months ago, winning her second straight title with a 6-2, 7-5 defeat of No.3 seed Elise Mertens in the Prague Open final.
The Romanian has now collected trophies in both her last tournament before the WTA Tour shutdown, in Dubai in February, and her first tournament since its resumption, with this week extending her winning streak to nine matches and counting.
Afterwards, Halep was thrilled to have completed a victorious week amidst the new coronavirus-safe protocols of the tour’s resumption.
It was really tough to get back to official matches after such a long break. The emotions after staying in the room for 10 days were not easy – but you know, I have to take the positives also, I was able to win the tournament which means a lot.
she told the press.