Simona Halep

Simona Halep

Who is Simona Halep?

Simona Halep is a Romanian professional tennis player. She has been ranked world No. 1 in singles on two separated occasions between 2017 and 2019. She reached the No. 1 ranking for the first time on in 2017. She held the ranking for 48 consecutive weeks. She has been No. 1 for 64 weeks, which ranks tenth in the history of women's tennis. Currently, she is ranked world No. 7 on the WTA Tour and has won 18 WTA singles titles.

What is Simona Halep Halep Famous for?

Simona Halep is famous for a tennis player. She started playing in junior competitions, reaching the final in Notting Hill, where she lost to Arantxa Rus, then defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the quarterfinals at the Australian Open Junior Championships, before losing in the semifinal to Jessica Moore. She started entering senior developmental ITF tournaments in the spring. She won two smaller $10,000 tournaments in Bucharest (1 & 3) in April-May, against Elena Bogdan and then against Stephanie Vongsouthi. She continued to play on the ITF circuit for the entirely of 2009. She also entering qualifying for main WTA tournaments at Paris Indoors in February and Roland Garros in may losing in the second round each time. Her first attempt to qualify for a senior Grand Slam tournament at Roland Garros, she defeated 17th seed Michaella Krajicek in her first match but fell to Vitalia Diatchenko in three sets in the following round. She won the $25,000 tournament in Maribor defeating top speed Katalin Marosi in the final in two sets. She also made the semifinals of the indoors $50,000 tournament in Minsk, Belarus and $25,000 tournament in Opole, Poland in November. In 2009, She underwent a breast reduction surgery to increase physical comfort during play and exercise. Later, she has commented that this was her biggest single sacrifice for tennis.

In 2010, she was ranked 166 in the world. Her breakthrough on the WTA Tour occurred during the 2010 Andalucia Tennis Experience on the clay courts of Marabella, Spain. She advanced to quarterfinals with wins over world No. 70 Iveta Benesova and world No. 36 Sorana Cirstea. She then put up a fight against world No. 16 Flavia Pennetta, but was eventually beaten by the No. 2 seed. She qualified for her first ever Grand Slam main draw, at French Open defeating Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the final round of qualifying. In 2011, she reached the quarterfinals in the 2011 ASB Classic defeating Ayumi Morita and Elena Vesnina but losing to the second seed, Yanina Wickmayer. She was placed in the main draw and faced Li Na in the first round. Despite playing with an ankle sprain she had suffered in Toronto earlier in the month. She played at the Brussels Open in a tune-up for the 2012 French Open. She shocked former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic in the first round and rallied against No. 4 seed Dominika Cibulkova in the quarterfinals from a set down to advance to the semifinals of the WTA Premier event.

She began the year as the Romanian No. 2 ranked No. 47 in the world 20 places behind Sorana Cirstea. Her first three tournaments, ASB Classic, Hobart International and Australian Open, ended in defeats. Her first major tournament breakthrough came at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in May, gaining three of the biggest victories of her career. She defeated two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, world No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska and two-time tournament champion and former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic to reach the semifinals. She was defeated soundly by eventual champion Serena Williams in straight sets. She won her first six WTA titles in the same calendar year in 2013 and being named the WTA's Most Improved Player at its end, as well as being named ESPN Center Court's 2013 Most Improved Player. She won her first major tournament at the 2018 French Open, having previously lost in the 2014 French Open, 2017 French Open, and 2018 Australian Open finals. She continued her success throughout 2015 and 2016 seasons, winning three titles in each respective season and remaining within the top 10. She played her first tournament at 2019 Sydney International, where she received a bye into the second round before being defeated by Ashleigh Barty in straight sets. She reached the fourth round with victories against Kaia Kanepi, Sofia Kenin, and Venus Williams before losing to Serena Williams in three sets. In 2019 Qatar Total Open, she was defeated by Elise Mertens. At the French Open, she defeated Ajla Tomlijanovic, Magda Linette, Lesia Tsurenko, and Iga Swiatek, and reached the quarter-finals where she lost to Amanda Anisimova. She dropped back in the rankings from 3rd place to 8th place.

Where did Simona Halep Grow Up?

Simona Halep was born on September 27, 1991, Constanta, Romania. She holds Romanian nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Her birth sign is Libra. She was born to a father named Stere Halep and a mother named Tania Halep. Her father was a former football player. He owns a dairy products factory in Romania. She has an older brother named Nicole Halep and a sister named Luminita. Her family is of Aromanian descent. She received her early education from Junior High School and began tennis at a younger age. She had an interest in tennis at the age of 4. She went for regular practice, at the age of 6.

What is Simona Halep Body Features?

Simona Halep height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m) tall and body weight of 60 kg. She has brown hair and black eyes. She has a balanced and healthy body. She has an athletic body build. At the age of 18, she did breast reduction surgery.

Is Simona Halep Married?

Simona Halep is a married woman. She married Horia Tecau, who is also a tennis player. They married at the secret ceremony in which they involved their family and close friends. The couple has a daughter.

How much is Simona Halep's Net Worth?

Simona Halep is a tennis player. Her net worth estimate of $14 million and her salary is unknown. She has made around $18.5 million form her prize money in her total career. She earns a good amount of money from her profession. She has the sponsorship deal with famous brands like Adidas, Wilson, Nike and many other Romanian brands.

Simona Halep
Quick Facts of Simona Halep
Celebrated Name Simona Halep
Age 29 years old
Nick Name Simona Halep
Birth Name Simona Halep
Birth Date 1991-09-27
Gender Female
Profession Tennis player
Birth Nation Romania
Nationality Romanian
Place of Birth Constanta, Romania
Horoscope Libra
Ethnicity White
Father Stere Halep
Mother Tania Halep
Marital Status Married
Height 1.68 M
Weight 60 kg
Body Build/Type Athletic
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Black
Husband Horia Tecau
Net Worth $ 14 million
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