WTA roundup: Romanian Simona Halep records easy win in homeland

FILE PHOTO: Tennis - WTA - VTB Kremlin Cup - Luzhniki Olympic Complex, Moscow, Russia - October 22, 2021 Rumania's Simona Halep in action during her quarter final match against Greece Maria Sakkari REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Top-seeded Simona Halep recorded six aces while knocking off Romanian countrymate Elena-Gabriela Ruse 6-1, 6-2 on Wednesday in the first round of the Transylvania Open at Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Halep needed just 73 minutes to finish off Ruse, who committed six double faults without notching an ace. Halep won 25 of 30 first-serve points (83.3 percent).

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