Simona Halep reaches China Open final, becomes World No.1
ANI | Updated: Oct 07, 2017 17:11 IST
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct. 7 (ANI): Romanian tennis player Simona Halep has climbed up to the number one spot for the first time in the WTA rankings after thrashing Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets in the semi-finals of the China Open.
Halep booked her place in the finals of the China Open after registering a comfortable 6-2, 6-4 win over Ostapenko in a one-sided last-four contest that lasted one hour and 15 minutes.
Halep will now replace Spaniard Garbine Muguruza at the top of the women's game when the official rankings are released on Monday.