Simona Halep wins Qatar Open

Updated: February 17, 2014, 1:10 PM ET
Associated Press

DOHA, Qatar -- Seventh-seeded Simona Halep of Romania won her first title of the year with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany in the Qatar Open final on Sunday.

It's the seventh career title for Halep, with the other six all won last year.

"I think it's the best, because it's the biggest tournament which I won," Halep said.

For the first time Halep defeated three top-10 players at the same event -- No. 7 Sara Errani in the quarterfinals, No. 4 ...

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