Halep, Cadantu to meet in Budapest

Simona Halep defeated Hungary’s Timea Babos 7-5, 6-1 Friday to
set up an all-Romanian semifinal against Alexandra Cadantu at the
Hungarian Grand Prix.

Halep won three consecutive games to close out the first set at
the Romai Tennis Academy after Babos failed to convert any of her
four set points while leading 5-4.

Halep is looking for her third WTA title of the year, and said
”it was a difficult match and I was a little bit tired.”

Cadantu beat Shahar Peer of Israel 6-0, 7-5.

The other semifinal will match South Africa’s Chanelle Scheepers
against Austria’s Yvonne Meusburger.

Scheepers defeated Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 4-6, 6-0, 7-6
(5), while Meusburger knocked out Annika Beck of Germany 6-4,
6-1.