(January 10, 2015) Top seed Simona Halep soundly defeated Timea Bacsinszky 6-2, 6-2 to win the Shenzhen Open title on Saturday in China. The 62 minute match gave the Romanian her ninth career title.
“I wasn’t feeling very well before the match – I was a little bit sick – so I told myself I have nothing to lose, just go on court, be relaxed, stay focused and fight for every point,” Halep said. It worked, and I felt really relaxed today. I’m happy I could play better day by day and match by match here. I’m looking forward to playing like today in the next tournament, maybe even better. But I don’t want to put any pressure on myself for the Australian Open. I have to be focused there, and I hope to win many matches there, but it’ll be tough. I’ll just try to do everything I did here.”
Halep’s last title came in Bucharest this past July.
SHENZHEN OPEN – SHENZHEN, CHINA
3-10 JAN, 2015
RESULTS – JANUARY 10, 2015
Singles – Finals
 S Halep (ROU) d  T Bacsinszky (SUI) 62 62
Doubles – Finals
L Kichenok (UKR) / N Kichenok (UKR) d C Liang (CHN) / Y Wang (CHN) 64 76(6)