Doha : Elise Mertens of Belgium won the title of Qatar Open by defeating world number three Simona Halep, winning the biggest win of her career. World number 21 Martinez returned after a set and won by 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Mertens also took an 8-minute medical time in the middle of the match due to pain in the back. At one time in the match he lost 18 points but still succeeded in winning the match.
In the first set, Simona Halep did a better job, winning 6-3 but then the Belgian player defeated him in the next two sets to make the title his name. Elise Mertens won the second set by 6-4 and the decisive set by 6-3.
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