Simona Halep nets straight-sets win
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The seventh-seeded Halep, who was the runner-up last year, lost only 12 points on her serve and broke her opponent seven times.
Fourth-seeded Greta Arn of Hungary also advanced after Austria's Patricia Mayr-Achleitner retired when trailing 6-0, 1-0. Arn is looking for her second title this season following her victory in Auckland in January.
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