Halep fights back to beat Ivanovic, makes Sofia final
Romania's Simona Halep in action in Moscow on October 20, 2013
Romanian top seed Halep will face either Australian fourth seed Samantha Stosur or Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the sixth-seeded Russian, in Sunday's final where she will be chasing her sixth title of 2013.
Ivanovic led 3-0 in the final set but Halep won 25 of the last 32 points to seal victory.
"I played really well when she had break points to make it 4-1, and I'm really happy with the way I came back in the end," Halep said.
"I'm a little bit injured in my leg but I'm very happy I was able to win. Now I'm going to rest and recover and I hope to just come back and enjoy the final."
Halep is now projected to rise from No.14 to No.11 on the new rankings.