Simona Halep of Romania plays a return to Eugenie Bouchard of Canada during their women's singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Pavel Golovkin
July 13, 2014

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Top-seeded Simona Halep of Romania overpowered second-seeded Roberta Vinci to win the Bucharest Open final 6-1, 6-3 Sunday for her eighth WTA title.

Halep, ranked third in the world, was more consistent from the start and easily took the first set.

The 31-year-old Vinci lost her serve to trail 4-2 in the second before Halep won the final game to love and clinched the title in under 70 minutes.

Halep now leads Vinci 4-2 in head-to-heads.

The 22-year-old Halep is enjoying the best year of her career. She was runner-up in the French Open and reached the semifinals at Wimbledon.

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