Den Bosch, Netherlands (Sports Network) - Saturday's grass-court final at
the $235,000 Topshelf Open will pit fourth-seeded Belgian Kirsten Flipkens
against red-hot Romanian Simon Halep.
Halep remained perfect on grass this year with a 6-3, 6-2 upset victory over
third-seeded Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro, while Flipkens booked her spot in
the final with a 6-3, 6-1 pasting of Spanish qualifier Garbine Muguruza on Day
6 at Autotron Rosmalen.
The 21-year-old Halep is fresh off her first-ever WTA title in Germany last
week and an unblemished 9-0 on grass in 2013. She's 1-3 in her career finals
The 27-year-old Flipkens will appear in her second career WTA final, seeking a
second title. Her lone tour championship came in Quebec City last season.
Halep is 2-0 lifetime against Flipkens and this will mark their first meeting
The winner of this final Wimbledon tune-up will collect $43,000.
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