Simona Halep proceeded with her offer to recover the world number one positioning by beating Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic to achieve the Madrid Open last.
The world number three defeated a second-set fightback from eighteenth positioned Bencic to win 6-2 6-7 (2-7) 6-0.
Romania’s Halep, 27, will surpass Naomi Osaka at the highest point of the rankings in the event that she wins the title.
She will play either Kiki Bertens or Sloane Stephens – who she beat in a year ago’s French Open last – on Saturday.
Halep has achieved the Madrid last multiple times in her vocation and won the title in 2016 and 2017.
Bencic, who beat Japan’s Osaka in the quarter-finals, had won her previous two gatherings against Halep.
Be that as it may, Halep, who portrays dirt as her preferred surface, was predominant in the last set.