Tennis: Quick work by Halep at home; Klizan wins fifth ATP title in Hamburg

Simona Halep claimed the Bucharest WTA clay court title after defeating Anastasija Sevastova on July 17, 2016.
Simona Halep claimed the Bucharest WTA clay court title after defeating Anastasija Sevastova on July 17, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

BUCHAREST (AFP) - Women's world No. 5 Simona Halep raced to the Bucharest WTA clay-court tennis title in just 47 minutes on Sunday with a 6-0, 6-0 blitz of Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova.

It was a second title of the season for the Romanian top seed after the 24-year-old also triumphed on clay in Madrid, and the 13th of her career.

Victory came just two days after Halep pulled out of the Olympics because of fears over the Zika virus.

Meanwhile, Slovakia's Martin Klizan claimed the fifth ATP Tour title of his career on Sunday by beating Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-1, 6-4 in the final at Hamburg.

The 27-year-old seventh seed raced through the opening set with two breaks of serve in less than half an hour.

He saw an early break in the second set cancelled out by world No. 24 Cuevas, but another in the seventh game helped him seal victory in just over an hour.