WTA Hungarian Grand Prix: Simona Halep won her third title of the year

Last Updated: 14/07/13 7:33pm

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Simona Halep: Her third title in a month

Simona Halep: Her third title in a month

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Simona Halep won her third tournament in the space of a month when beating Yvonne Meusburger in the final of the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest.

The 21-year-old recorded a 6-3 6-7 6-1 victory over the Austrian to follow up her maiden triumph at the Nuremburg Open and 's-Hertogenbosch.

Meusberger, who came into the tournament ranked 112 in the world, will see her stock rise after leveling the match at one set all with a 9/7 tie break win before running out of steam in the decider.

Halep broke her opponent's serve nine times and has now lost just once in 17 matches as she threatens to break into the world top 20.

"It was a very difficult match because Yvonne played very well, especially in the second set when I also made a lot of mistakes. Then I changed tactics, applied more drop shots and that worked."

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