WTA Nurnberger Versicherungscup: Simona Halep wins first major title

Last Updated: 15/06/13 6:49pm

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Simona Halep: The Romanian defeated home favourite Andrea Petkovic

Simona Halep: The Romanian defeated home favourite Andrea Petkovic

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Romania's Simona Halep claimed her first WTA title with a 6-3 6-3 win over Andrea Petkovic in the Nuremberg claycourt final on Saturday.

The world No 58, seeded seven in Nuremberg, deployed her strong long ball game to see off the German in one hour 24 minutes.

The Constanza-born Halep, a semi-finalist in Rome already this season, only dropped one set en route to her maiden title.

Petkovic, a former top 10 player whose ranking has sunk to 109, was competing in her first final since 2011 after a series of injuries.

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