Women tennis player World's No. 1 Simona Halep has put an end to a 13-match win streak of the Belgian Elise Mertens, whom she defeated 6-0 6-3 in the second round of the WTA tournament of Madrid.
Halep, who won the last two editions of the Spain's capital's event has thus accomplished 14 victories in a row at Mutua Madrid Open.
Simona Halep played three of the last four finals of the tournament and couldn't be halted by Elise Mertens (22 y/o, WTA No. 16), who won this year the singles' titles at Hobart, Lugano and Rabat, as well as the doubles' titles at Hobart and Lugano.
"I knew she was coming with a lot of confidence. I had to kick off in force, very aggressively and I made it. After a few games, I felt very good on the court, I felt confident I can win the game," Halep declared after the event, as quoted by the WTA's website.