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Halep beats Keys 7-6 (2), 6-3 to take Rogers Cup


AP
2:57 p.m. EDT July 31, 2016

MONTREAL (AP) — Simona Halep of Romania defeated American Madison Keys 7-6 (2), 6-3 to win the $4.7 million women’s Rogers Cup on Sunday.

Halep, seeded fifth, rebounded from losing to Belinda Bencic in the final a year ago. It was the Romanian’s third tournament win this year and the 14th of her career.

She won $497,700 while Keys took home $241,840.

With the victory, Halep will jump to third in the WTA rankings. She has won 10 consecutive matches, including a victory at her home tournament two weeks ago in Bucharest.

Spurred by a strong contingent of Romanian fans at Uniprix Stadium, Halep outlasted the 10th-seeded Keys in a messy first set and then dominated the second in a 1-hour, 16-minute hard-court match in warm, sunny weather.

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