Qatar Open: Simona Halep beats Elina Svitolina to reach final

Svitolina (left) had been on high of things of the final say in opposition to Halep before she modified into as soon as overwhelmed

Simona Halep gained five video games in a row within the final say to beat Elina Svitolina within the semi-finals of the Qatar Delivery.

World number three Halep beat Ukrainian Svitolina 6-3 3-6 6-4 and can face Elise Mertens within the final on Saturday.

Svitolina had three possibilities to head 5-1 up within the third say however Halep managed to point out the match round.

“I did now not quit on the present time and I promised myself I would by no plan quit in opposition to her another time,” stated high seed Halep.

Halep had lost four of their five encounters since 2014 and after her quarter-final exercise over Julia Goerges admitted “giving up” in about a of those suits.

“She’s a sensible fighter and it is doubtlessly the greatest match of the match to this level. I modified into as soon as genuine in my legs and I modified into as soon as undoubtedly no longer tired,” added Halep.

“It plan plenty to me to exercise right here and the crowd had been gleaming superior.”

Belgium’s Mertens beat third seed Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-4 2-6 6-1.

Saturday’s match will be Halep’s Thirty fourth profession final, with the Romanian triumphing in Qatar in 2014 when she beat Kerber 6-2 6-3.

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