Simona Halep declares herself ‘back in business’ with berth in Rogers Cup semifinals

National Post

TORONTO — Simona Halep didn’t know her quarter-final win at Toronto’s Rogers Cup on Friday was the 300th of her career.

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“Oh. Nice,” she said, smiling as she sat in a red leather armchair and was told about the milestone during her post-match conference.

Does she recall winning her first?

“I don’t remember, but for sure it was very important for me,” she said.

Forgive her — 300 matches equals a lot sets, games and points. But for the record, the first win came in 2006 during an ITF — professional tennis’ second-tier tour — event in her native Romania when her Brazilian opponent, Vivian Segnini, retired in the second set.

However, her 300th win didn’t exactly start off memorable either. During the first match of the day on Centre Court at the Aviva…

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