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Simona Halep was crowned for the third time in Canada

The Romanian defeated the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia in three sets

Romanian Simona Halep won the Canadian Open for the third time in her career on Sunday, beating Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 in the final in Toronto.

Halep, number 15 and former world number one, added this Canadian victory to those she achieved in 2016 and 2018, against a Haddad Maia who became the first Brazilian capable of reaching the final in a WTA 1.000 tournament.

The Romanian player now has 25 titles in her record, in which the titles of Roland Garros 2018 and Wimbledon 2019 also shine, and this victory will allow her to return to the group of the ten best tennis players in the world. She will be number six in the ranking starting this Monday.

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He needed to bring out his best competitive version to finish off Haddad Maia, who had defeated the Polish Iga Swiatek, number one in the world, on her way to this final.

Maia started in the best way, becoming the first Brazilian capable of beating the current number one in the world in this tournament.

She escaped 3-0 with a break lead, but Halep's reaction was forceful, with a streak of six consecutive games that allowed her to take the first set 6-3.

At the restart of the game, the Romanian annulled two break balls in the first game and took her rival's serve in the second and fourth games, which put her path to the title downhill.

He sentenced the duel with a 6-3 after a battle of two hours and 16 minutes and celebrated his third crown in Canada.


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