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Simona Halep is a Romanian professional tennis player. She starting playing tennis at the age of four. Simona Halep has self-described her playing style as being "an aggressive baseliner" and "she models her game on Justine Henin".

  • Born - September 27, 1991 (Constanța, Romania)
  • Coach - Darren Cahill
  • Grand Slams won - (2) French Open 2018, Wimbledon 2019
  • Height - 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
  • Nationality - Romanian
  • Idols - Justine Henin & Andrei Pavel
  • Turned pro - 2006
  • Plays - Right-handed (two-handed backhand)

First WTA Title

Halep won the Nürnberger Versicherungscup in 2013, which was her first WTA singles title.

Breakthrough year

2013 was Simona Halep's breakthrough year winning 6 WTA titles.

Grand Slams in 2014 - Simona reached the quarter-finals at the Australian Open, the final at the French Open and the semi-finals at Wimbledon.

Ranking


The 2018 French Open Champion!

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The latest Simona Halep news > All news

21st of September 2020 - Simona has won her first Internazionali BNL d'Italia title in Rome, Italy, defeating defending champion Karolina Pliskova 6-0 2-1. Karolina was forced to retire in the second set with a left thigh injury. Simona has finished runner-up on two previous occasions. 

2nd of April 2020 - Simona said this on Twitter - "So sad to hear @Wimbledon won’t take place this year. Last year’s final will forever be one of the happiest days of my life! But we are going through something bigger than tennis and Wimbledon will be back! And it means I have even longer to look forward to defending my title".

22nd of February 2020 - Simona Halep has won the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships defeating Elena Rybakina in three sets 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7-5). This was Simona's 20th title. There's only five other women that are active that have more titles. Who are: Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Kim Clijsters, Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova. Simona is in joint sixth place with Victoria Azarenka. 

16th of February 2019 - Simona Halep has come runner-up at the Qatar Total Open, she lost the match to Elise Mertens. The result was 3-6 6-4 6-3.

6th of February 2019 - Simona Halep has hired Belgian Thierry Van Cleemput as her new coach. The pair, who were spotted working together last month at the Australian Open, will begin their partnership next week at the Qatar Total Open in Doha, which begins on the 11th of February.

 

Halep's sponsor - Nike

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Interesting facts about Simona

  • Enjoys music, movies & handball
  • Favorite food is pasta
  • Favorite drink is orange juice
  • Favorite city is Paris & her favorite tournament is Roland Garros (French Open)
  • Was the most clicked on player on the official WTA website in 2014 & 2015?

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Simona's former coaches - Darren Cahill. Thierry Van Cleemput.

 

 

 

 

 

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