June 19, 2024

Open Court


Video: Simona Halep to Prague final


After withdrawing from the Palermo tournament because of coronavirus concerns, Simona Halep made her date at the Prague Open.

She had a rocky start – needing a third-set tiebreak to take care of wily clay-court veteran Polona Hercog.

Halep then had to come back from a set down to defeat Czech wild card Barbora Krejcikova, 6-2 in the third.

She had a routine victory over lucky loser Magdalena Frech and then a tight one against her friend, countrywoman Irina-Camelia Begu (who had to play most of her quarterfinal match before returning to the court before the semi).

Here’s what she had to say.

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