Romanian Simona Halep wins the Canadian Open.
It has been an exceptional week for Romanian tennis player Simona Halep. On Sunday, she won the women’s singles at the Canadian Open in Montreal and played the doubles final alongside another player from Romania, Monica Niculescu.
In the singles final, Simona Halep defeated Madison Keys of USA, 12th in the WTA standings, 7-6, 6-3 after 75 minutes of playtime. Shortly afterwards Halep performed in the women’s doubles alongside Monica Niculescu and they lost to Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia, 6-3, 7-6. This was the first WTA doubles final for Halep and the second for Monica Niculescu in just 8 days. The latter had won the doubles event in the Washington tournament alongside Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium.
With these results, Simona Halep has climbed back in 3rd place in the WTA rankings. In the doubles, Niculescu is now ranked 16th, her career best.
We continue with news from football. The second round of the Romanian First League took place this weekend. On Friday, CSM Poli Iasi defeated Gaz Metan Medias on home turf, 3-1. On Saturday, FC Botosani also won at home 3-1 against CFR from Cluj. Dinamo Bucharest edged out Poli Timisoara, also at home. On Sunday, Pandurii Targu Jiu held visiting side Astra Giurgiu to a blank draw at home, while Steaua Bucharest trounced Viitorul Constanta 3-1.
Another two matches will be played on Monday: CSU Craiova will play ASA Targu Mures, while Concordia Chiajna will take on FC Voluntari.
The judo, wrestling, shooting, athletics, women’s handball and tennis delegations of Romania on Monday morning left for Rio in Brazil, where they will take part in the Olympic Games.