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Simona Halep to play Alberta Brianti

Updated: April 23, 2011, 2:15 PM ET
Associated Press

FEZ, Morocco -- Simona Halep of Romania beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the final of the Grand Prix SAR for the second straight year.

She will play Italian veteran Alberta Brianti after former No. 1 Dinara Safina withdrew from the second semifinal with a fever.

Both Halep and Brianti will be chasing their first WTA title Sunday.

The seventh-seeded Halep made the most of Flipkens' weak serve to break her six times. She made the decisive break in ...

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