With the start of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, in Rome, the short European clay-season also begins, which will culminate with the French Open 2020 in the Parisian background at the end of September, from 28 to 11 of October.
Simona Halep shocked her opponent, the defending champion Karolina Pliskova in the first set of the Italian Open women singles final: 6-0 in 20 minutes! In the second set, on the score of 6-0 2-1, Pliskova retired for a physical problem, so the Romanian won her third seasonal title, the 22nd in career and the first in Rome, the second consecutive trophy after the Prague Open (Simona skipped the Western and Southern Open and the US Open).
To reached her third final at the Italian Open, Simona Halep had to survive to an amazing challenge against Garbine Muguruza, in wath was the most awaited match of the semfinal of the Rome event 2020.
.@Simona_Halep races to the first set, 6-0, in 20 minutes against Pliskova.