Halep completes Haddad’s adventure, Maya, and wins the title in Toronto.

Former Romanian world No. 1 Simona Halep put an end to Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia’s surprises by beating her 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 in the final to win the Toronto title by 1,000 points.

Thus, Halep avenged her loss to Haddad Maya at the English Birmingham tournament last June by winning her ninth 1,000-point tournament title and twenty-fourth of her career.

This is the third victory for Halep in the fourth meeting with the Brazilian.

Halep, the holder of two major Grand Slam titles (Roland Garros in 2018 and Wimbledon in 2019), played in her first final since winning the 250th edition in Melbourne last January, as well as her biggest final since victory at the tournament in Rome in 2020. that she had been suffering from injuries for months, the latest on her shoulder and hip.

World No. 15 Halep’s victory secured her a return to the top 10 of the WTA rankings released on Monday, knowing Sunday’s coronation is her third at the Canadian Open after 2016 and 2018 in Montreal. course alternates between Toronto and Montreal).

On the other hand, Haddad Maia, ranked 24th in the world, became the first Brazilian to reach the final of one of the 1000 tournaments, knowing that she had two WTA titles on her record, both of which she won in this year. in June in Birmingham and Nottingham, England.

In turn, Haddad Maya, who is of Lebanese origin, will enter the club of the top 20 players in the world rankings for the first time in her career.

Haddad Maia had remarkable results in this tournament, most notably under the leadership of World No. 1 Polish Eva Swiatek, who became the first Brazilian player to manage to beat a World No. 1 player before she surpassed Swiss Belinda Bencic and then Czech Karolina Pliskova on her way to the final.

Source: AFP

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