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Halep topples Konta in Hua Hin tennis exhibition

Dec 23. 2017
Simona Halep lungs for a shot. / NATION PHOTO by Wanchai Kraisornkhajit
Simona Halep lungs for a shot. / NATION PHOTO by Wanchai Kraisornkhajit
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By The Nation

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Hua Hin - World No 1 Simona Halep of Romania beat Briton No 1 Johanna Konta 6-3 6-3 to reach the final of the Intercontinental World Tennis Thailand Championship on Saturday at the True Arena Hua Hin.

Playing her first tournament after the WTA Finals in Singapore, Halep proved solid from the baseline and showed the ability to change direction of the ball impressively to win the opening match of the tennis exhibition.

Halep who is during her first trip in Thailand will play Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic who beat Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia 6-1 6-4 in the Sunday’s final.

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