WTA Finals: Halep Happy To Win First Match As World No 1

Simona Halep is delighted to win her first match as the number one female tennis player in the world.
The Romania spoke to the press after she defeated Caroline Garcia 6-4 6-2 to make a winning start to her WTA Finals campaign at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Monday.
Halep, who was beaten by Garcia in the China Open final this month, said in a courtside interview with Reuters: “I am really happy that I could win my first match as the number one in the world, it takes the pressure off.
“I enjoy being in this position and hopefully I can play better in my second match than I did today.
“It was a great match, I played my best tennis and it’s never easy against Caroline after she beat me in Beijing, but I did well and I love competing here in Singapore.”
The second Red Group match of the day was a completely one-sided affair when Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki blew away Elina Svitolina 6-2 6-0 in less than an hour to gain revenge for two finals defeats against the Ukrainian this season.