Halep Wins Interncontinental World Tennis Thailand Championship

Simona Halep – photo: True Arena Hua Hin

HUA HIN, December 25, 2017

Simon Halep clinched the Intercontinental World Tennis Thailand Championship trophy on Sunday at the True Arena in Hua Hin. The World No. 1 beat Karolina Pliskova 6-2, 6-3 in the final, while Johanna Konta beat Jelena Ostapenko 6-2, 6-3 in the third-place play-off.

“I had good two matches. It was tough to beat her today. But I think I played  solid since yesterday,” Pliskova said.

Halep, who will stay in Hua Hin for a few days before starting the new season at the WTA International event in Shenzhen, told: “I’m happy I could win two matches.”

The 26-year-old from Romania added with a smile: “Someone told me if you win here you will win the Australian Open. If I don’t win, it’s not my fault OK?”