Nadal wins 8th Rome title, back to No. 1

(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

ROME (AP) Elina Svitolina faced little resistance from Simona Halep in a 6-0, 6-4 win Sunday to defend her Italian Open title.

Just like in last year's final, Halep appeared bothered by an injury.

The top-ranked Romanian called a trainer onto the court for an apparent back problem while trailing 2-3 in the second set then exited the court for treatment under a medical timeout.

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2018 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 R. Nadal 8,770
2 R. Federer 8,670
3 A. Zverev 5,615
4 M. Cilic 4,950
5 G. Dimitrov 4,870
6 J. Del Potro 4,450
7 K. Anderson 3,635
8 D. Thiem 3,195
9 D. Goffin 3,020
10 J. Isner 2,955
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2018 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 S. Halep 7,270
2 C. Wozniacki 6,935
3 G. Muguruza 6,010
4 E. Svitolina 5,505
5 J. Ostapenko 5,382
6 K. Pliskova 5,335
7 C. Garcia 5,170
8 P. Kvitova 4,550
9 V. Williams 4,201
10 S. Stephens 4,164
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