Simona Halep, no. 4 in the WTA, defeated yesterday the American tennis player Serena Williams in 65 minutes, by 6 – 0, 6 – 2, in the secound round of the Red Group of the Tournament of Champions in Sinfapore. This is the Romanian tennis player’s first win against the world’s best player. Thus, Simona Halep reached the first position in the Red Group, with two victories in two games, and is close to qualifying for the semifinal. She will play the last game of the group on Friday, with Serbian sportswoman Ana Ivanovici, presently placed 7th in the WTA chart.