Simona Halep Wins 2016 Mutua Madrid Open

Simona Halep (click to enlarge)

After winning the singles title at the 2016 Mutua Madrid Open, her 12th career WTA singles crown, Simona Halep said it was the best day of her life. I would say to stay tuned. Even greater days are coming. Barring injury, before her career is over Simona will be a Major champion. The only seeded player to make the women’s singles quarterfinals in Madrid, Halep’s 6-2 6-4 victory over Dominika Cibulkova should give her a boost of confidence with Roland Garros around the corner. She was runner-up in Paris in 2014, losing a tough three set war with Maria Sharapova. Serena Williams, even without a title yet in 2016, still deserves to be the favorite in any event she plays. However, after Serena…and perhaps Victoria Azarenka…I give Simona a very good chance to have her next “best day of her life” on the terre battue of France.

 

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6 SIMONA HALEP d. Dominika Cibulkova, 6-2 6-4

with U16 winner, Lucia Cortez

 

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