Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Jennifer Brady of the U.S. during their semi final match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai. Photo: AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili
Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Jennifer Brady of the U.S. during their semi final match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai. Photo: AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili

Halep dispatches Brady to set up Rybakina final in Dubai

Time of article published Feb 21, 2020

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DUBAI - Simona Halep is back in the Dubai final for the first time since 2015 thanks to a convincing 6-2, 6-0 success over Jennifer Brady on Friday.

The Romanian top seed had to grind through two brutal three-setters en route to the semi-finals but enjoyed a routine 62-minute victory against the 52nd-ranked Brady to set up a final showdown with an in-form Elena Rybakina.

Brady was contesting her seventh match in as many days, having battled through three rounds of qualifying before her main draw journey to the semi-finals.

Halep saved the only two break points she faced during the match and broke the Brady serve five times.

DPA

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