Bertens rallies by Halep for Cincy title

(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

MASON, Ohio (AP) Top-ranked Simona Halep let a match point slip away in the second-set tiebreaker, and Kiki Bertens rallied for a 2-6, 7-6 (6), 6-2 victory and the Western & Southern Open title on Sunday.

Playing her first hard-court final, the Dutch clay-court specialist ended Halep's streak of nine straight wins, including the title at Montreal a week earlier.

Halep will be ranked No. 1 through the U.S. Open. She fell to 0-3 in Cincinnati finals.

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