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Halep faces Kerber in Qatar Open final

February 15, 2014

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Seventh-seeded Simona Halep of Romania is chasing her seventh career title when she plays sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany, pursuing her fifth trophy, in the Qatar Open final on Sunday.

The 10th-ranked Halep trailed 5-2 in the first set but won seven straight games before defeating second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday.

Halep says “I just keep focused to play like it’s (the) first round, and I think that’s the secret — to play without pressure, just to keep focused and to be happy on court.”

Kerber’s 6-1, 7-6 (6) win over fifth-seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia kept up her record of not losing a set this week.

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