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WTA roundup: Finals set for Transylvania, Courmayeur

Oct 10, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Simona Halep (ROU) hits a shot in her second round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 10, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Simona Halep (ROU) hits a shot in her second round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Romanian top seed Simona Halep and No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit of Estonia will face off for the title on Sunday at the Transylvania Open at Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Halep dominated Ukranian teen Marta Kostyuk 6-0, 6-1 in Saturday’s semifinal, breaking her serve six times in the match while staving off the only threat she faced.

Kontaveit also advanced easily, taking down Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson 6-3, 6-2 in just 63 minutes for her ninth straight victory and 25th in her last 27 matches.

Courmayeur Ladies Open

No. 5 seed Clara Tauson of Denmark outlasted Russian third seed Liudmila Samsonova in a wild 4-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 semifinal victory in Courmayeur, Italy.

The 18-year-old Tauson withstood 16 aces from Liudmila, who also suffered eight double faults in the match.

In the final, Tauson will face unseeded Croatian Donna Vekic, who advanced easily with a 6-2, 6-0 upset of No. 7 seed Jasmine Paolini of Italy.

–Field Level Media