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Romania's Halep, defeated by Serbia's Ivanovic, advances to 2014 WTA Finals semis along with US Williams

Romania's female tennis player Simona Halep on Friday was defeated by Serbian Ana Ivanovic, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3, in the last fixture of the Red Group at the 2014 WTA Finals in Singapore, but she and US player Serena Williams advanced to the tournament's semis on Saturday.

For her advancement to the semis, Halep takes home 463,000 US dollars and 530 WTA points.

Ivanovic halted in China Open semi-finals

BEIJING - Serbia's Ana Ivanovic failed to reach the final of the WTA tournament in Beijing, after losing to Russia's Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-4 on Saturday.

In the title match, Sharapova will face Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, who defeated Australia's Sam Stosur in the first semi-final earlier today.

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Romania's Halep hanging on to #2 in WTA singles ranking

Romanian female tennis player Simona Halep is hanging on to the second position in the latest weekly WTA woman's singles ranking released on Monday, with 6,750 points. Topping the ranking is still Serena Williams of the US, with 9,430 points.

Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu jumped two positions to #60, with 898 points.