10 must-reads for today

Simona Halep serving during her shock first-round loss to Estonia's Kaia Kanepi at the US Open.
Simona Halep serving during her shock first-round loss to Estonia's Kaia Kanepi at the US Open.PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES

While Romanian Simona Halep achieved her dream of attaining women's tennis' top ranking last October, she did not consider herself a real No. 1 till she won her first Grand Slam title at the French Open in June. And she is motivated for more Major wins despite her recent drop in form. 

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 22, 2018, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Subscribe