Halep wins Italian Open after Plíšková retires from closing

Rome, September 21

Top-seeded Simona Halep received her first Italian Open title on Monday when Karolína Plíšková retired halfway by way of the ultimate with an harm.

Halep was main 6-Zero 2-1 when Plíšková stopped taking part in.

After Halep received the primary set, Plíšková had her decrease again handled by a coach.

Halep, who misplaced the 2017 and 2018 Rome finals to Elina Svitolina, prolonged her file in tennis’ restart to 10-0.

The second-ranked Halep improved to 14-Zero general stretching again to February, when she received a title in Dubai. After the tour’s five-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Romanian returned by profitable one other trophy in Prague final month.

She then skipped the US Open due to journey and well being issues.

Later Monday, Novak Djokovic will face Diego Schwartzman within the males’s closing. AP

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