Agence France-PresseNovember 3, 2013 14:33
Top-seeded Romanian Simona Halep defeated fourth-seeded Australian Samantha Stosur 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 to clinch the season-ending Tournament of Champions on Sunday for her sixth title of the season.
Halep, 22, won $270,000 for her title and is now projected to rise from No.14 to No.11 on the new rankings.
"I played really well this week. I want to thank everybody who came here to support me. They helped me a lot," Halep said, cheered by a large crowd of Romanians who travelled to Sofia, including legendary 1970s tennis player Ilie Nastase.