Halep, champion in Rome due to Pliskova's withdrawal

Karolina Pliskova was unable to finish in the final against Simona Halep due to an adductor injury in her left leg. The Romanian won 6-0 and 2-1.

The thousand spectators who had been allowed to enter the Foro Italico to follow the finals of the Rome tournament this Monday, were soon left without the female, which lasted only 32 minutes, which Karolina Pliskova, who was the current champion, stood still , before retiring. In this way, her rival, Simona Halep, was proclaimed champion for the first time in her career after having lost in the match for the Internazionali title in 2017 and 2018. Pliskova had won in the semifinals without apparent problems her compatriot Vondrousova, by It is not known if his discomfort was due to the effort of that match or if they occurred in the warm-up prior to the final. "I know that it is very hard not to finish a tournament when you get here, I hope you recover soon and that we can play another, perhaps in Paris," said the winner.

The Romanian was leading 6-0, 2-1 at the time the Czech decided not to continue. The difference was too great and abnormal. It seemed clear that Pliskova's ailment prevented her from serving as well as she is used to and arriving in condition at Halep's shipments, which she played at will from start to finish. Too. Halep dominated the private duels 7-4, but on land both were tied to a victory. With this victory, the world number two has 14 consecutive victories in 2020 since the Australian Open, because she won the tournaments in Dubai and Prague and did not participate in the American hard court tour.

Halep has already added 22 titles, nine of them on clay, for which she ties tightly wound on that surface with Venus Williams in second place among active players, behind her sister, Serena, who accumulates 13. Halep se goes from Italy with 899 more points in the ranking, so it reduces the distance with the leader, Ashleigh Barty, who maintains 8,717, 1,462 more than Simona and her 7,255 points.

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