This multi-exposure picture shows Simona Halep returning the ball to Ashleigh Barty. Gabriel Bouys-AFP-Getty Images
Getty Images

Simona Halep beat Swiss Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-7 (2/7), 6-0 on Friday to advance to the final of the Madrid Open.

The Romanian could return to the number one ranking with her third title at the Caja Magica.

Bencic had defeated Halep in their last two matches, including a Dubai quarter-final in February.

Get more stories like this on Twitter

AD: To get thousands of free final year project topics and other project materials sorted by subject to help with your research [click here]

More Stories