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Tennis: Simona Halep abandons Rogers Cup final in Toronto

Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, WTA No 3, lost the final of the WTA Rogers Cup in Toronto, Canada, to Swiss player Belinda Bencic, as she abandoned the match in the deciding set, at 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (4/7), 3-0, in favour of her opponent, after she complained of medical problems.

Second-seeded Halep, 23, won 227,640 US dollars and 585 WTA points for reaching the final, while the winner was awarded USD 456,000 and 900 WTA points.

This was Halep’s fourth final this year in the professional women’s tennis competitions, after those in the tournaments of Shenzhen (China), Dubai (UAE), and Indian Wells (USA), which she won.

Belinda Bencic, 18, WTA No 20, who managed to eliminate in the semis 1st seeded player Serena Williams on Sunday, won her second WTA title, after the one in Eastbourne (the UK) in June.

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