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Romania's Simona Halep defeats Samantha Stosur in Tournament of Champions final in Bulgaria

  • Simona Halep of Romania reacts during the tennis match against Samantha Stosur of Australia at the final of the WTA Tournament of the Champions in Sofia, Bulgaria, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/ Valentina Petrova)

    Simona Halep of Romania reacts during the tennis match against Samantha Stosur of Australia at the final of the WTA Tournament of the Champions in Sofia, Bulgaria, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/ Valentina Petrova)  (The Associated Press)

  • Simona Halep of Romania returns a shot against Samantha Stosur of Australia in the final of the WTA Tournament of the Champions in Sofia, Bulgaria,  Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/ Valentina Petrova)

    Simona Halep of Romania returns a shot against Samantha Stosur of Australia in the final of the WTA Tournament of the Champions in Sofia, Bulgaria, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/ Valentina Petrova)  (The Associated Press)

  • Samantha Stosur of Australia returns a shot against Simona Halep of Romania in the final of the WTA Tournament of the Champions in Sofia, Bulgaria,  Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. (AP Photo / Valentina Petrova)

    Samantha Stosur of Australia returns a shot against Simona Halep of Romania in the final of the WTA Tournament of the Champions in Sofia, Bulgaria, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. (AP Photo / Valentina Petrova)  (The Associated Press)

Simona Halep of Romania won the season-ending Tournament of Champions on Sunday, defeating Samantha Stosur of Australia 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 for her sixth career title.

After trading sets, Halep trailed 2-1 in the decider but broke serve twice to win the last five games. Halep repeatedly moved Stosur into the corners and finished off several points with perfect shots down the line.

Halep is expected to rise to No. 11 in Monday's WTA rankings.