Flipkens, hot Halep reach Den Bosch final

8:56 AM, Jun 21, 2013   |    comments
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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 overall.

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 on grass.

The winner of this final Wimbledon tune-up will collect $43,000.

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