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Elise Mertens beats Simona Halep to win Qatar Open

Elise Mertens won the biggest title in her career till now by defeating top seed Simona Halep to win the Qatar Open. Mertens recovered from a set and a breakdown, after losing 18 points in a row at one stage in the second set, to see off the world number three 3-6 6-4 6-3. World no.21 Mertens also overcame a lengthy medical time-out for a back issue in the first set. Halep last won the Qatar title in 2014.