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Halep, Kontaveit ease into final in Romania


CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania (AP) — Simona Halep reached a WTA final for the 12th straight season after routing Ukrainian teenager Marta Kostyuk 6-0, 6-1. The Romanian set up a title match against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia at the Transylvania Open. Kontaveit extended her winning streak to nine matches by beating Rebecca Peterson of Sweden 6-3, 6-2 in the other semifinal match. Top-seeded Halep is 3-0 against No. 2 Kontaveit and didn’t drop a set in those matches. Halep is seeking her 23rd WTA title. Kontaveit has won three tournaments this season, and four overall.

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