Simona Halep wins New Haven Open

Updated: August 24, 2013, 6:32 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Simona Halep doesn't speak perfect English, but she knew what words to use when describing her game at the New Haven Open.

"I played very beautiful tennis today," Halep said. "I was enjoying every moment."

The 21-year-old Romanian dominated defending champion Petra Kvitova 6-2, 6-2 Saturday to win the final WTA tuneup for next week's U.S. Open.

Halep earned her fourth career win, but her first in a premiere tournament. All have come since June. ...

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