Simona Halep

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Full Name Simona Halep
Age 29 Years Old
Nick Name Halep
Gender Female
Famous As Tennis Player
Birth Date September 27th, 1991
Birth Place Constanta, Romania

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Simona Halep is a Romanian professional tennis player. She has been ranked world No. 1 in singles twice between 2017 and 2019. She reached the No. 1 ranking for the first time on 9 October 2017. On her second occasion, she held the ranking for 48 consecutive weeks. In total, she has been No. 1 for 64 weeks, which ranks tenth in the history of women's tennis. Halep was the year-end No. 1 in 2017 and 2018. She has won 19 WTA singles titles. Halep has won two Grand Slam singles titles: the 2018 French Open, and the 2019 Wimbledon Championships.

Wimbledon champion Halep receives hero's welcome on Romania homecoming

Former World No.1 Simona Halep brought home a second Grand Slam title to Romania after stunning Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final and, for the second straight year, invited the nation to celebrate with her. In what has become an annual tradition for the 2018 Roland Garros champion, Halep received another hero's welcome at the Bucharest National Stadium, where she showed off the Venus Rosewater Dish that she earned on Saturday.

"I said it is a chill year," she said after the final, but clarified, "I wanted to relax as a person, not as a player. I still work hard every day, every match, every tournament. That's why I was able to win this tournament now at this moment."I've been professional all the time. I'm happy about what I achieved these two weeks. I can't describe how I feel about winning Wimbledon. It's pretty special."

Famous for

  • Professional Romanian tennis player
  • Ranked world no.1 in singles twice between 2017 and 2019

Early Life of Simona Halep

Simona Halep was born on 27 September 1991 in Constanta, Romania. She has a beautiful family including her father Stere Halep, mother Tania Halep, brother Nicole Halep and sister Luminita. Her father was a former football player at Sageata Stejaru, playing in lower leagues and currently owns a dairy products factory. The family is of Aromanian descent. She completed her education from junior high school and also started playing tennis from her age of 6. at the age of 16, she relocated to Bucharest to further her tennis career. She named Justine Henin and Andrei Pavel as two of her idols when she was younger. Halep spoke of her lifelong love of football in an interview with FIFA. She revealed she grew up idolizing Gheorghe Hagi, is a passionate follower of the Romania national team and admires Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Body Measurement of Simona Halep

Simona Halep has a very healthy body as she is a professional player and she has got a height of 5 ft 6 in and weight of 60 kg along with brown hair color and black eye color. Halep had her breast reduction surgery at the age of 18 to increase physical comfort during play and exercise. Therefore, She has a healthy and balanced athletic body.

Personal Life of Simona Halep

Who is the husband of Simona Halep?

Simona Halep is happily married to Horia Tecau who is also a Romanian tennis player. Halep is 6 yrs elder than her husband and they also have a daughter whose photographs are available on Halep's Instagram.

Career of Simona Halep

Year 2008-2009

  • She started playing in Junior competition.
  • In 2009, she won at the ITF 0 $50,000 tournament in Makarska and also participated in many other tournaments the following year.

Year 2010

  • She entered the Australian Open but lost.
  • on 5th April, she was ranked 166 in the world.
  • She was qualified for the 2010 Barcelona ladies open by winning 3 matches
  • In May she was qualified for her first-ever grand slam main draw at the french open
  • In August, she was qualified for US open but lost

Year 2011

  • At 2011 Australian open she was qualified for the first time in the third round of grand slam on seniours but she lost.
  • At 2011 French Open and BGL Luxembourg Open she got lost.

Year 2012

  • She lost in the first round of the Australian Open.
  • Halep played at the Brussels Open in a tune-up for the 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.

Year 2013

  • Halep won 6 WTA titles this year.
  • At the French Open, Halep suffered her second successive first-round exit at a Grand Slam, falling to Carla Suarez Navarro, She rebounded well, however, going on to win her first two WTA titles back-to-back, first at the Nürnberger Versicherungscup in June, where she defeated Andrea Petkovic in the final, and then at the Topshelf Open, where she defeated world No. 11 Roberta Vinci 
  • She claimed her first Grand Slam match win of the year at Wimbledon, defeating Olga Govortsova of Belarus
  • Halep went on to win her third title of the year, at the Budapest Grand Prix, where she defeated Sesil Karatantcheva, Agnes Bukta, Timea Babos, and fellow Romanian Alexandra Cadantu en route to her third final of the year.
  • She won her fourth WTA title, and first in a Premier-level tournament, at the New Haven Open, defeating Petra Kvitova in the final in straight sets.
  • She then went on to win her fifth title of the year, and her second at a Premier event, beating Samantha Stosur in the final of the Kremlin Cup.
  • In November, Halep defeated former world No. 1, Ana Ivanovic, to reach the final of the WTA Tournament of Champions, her ninth career final and sixth of the year. She defeated Samantha Stosur in three sets for her sixth WTA title of the season

Year 2014

  • At Australian Open, Halep defeated the former number one in the world in three sets and qualified for the first time in her career in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam.
  • On 16 February 2014, Halep competed in the final of the Qatar Open, defeating Angelique Kerber in straight sets to win her first-ever Premier 5 tournament. Halep described it as "one of the best moments of my life"
  • Despite having to withdraw from the Internazionali BNL d'Italia after her second-round win due to injury, Halep entered the top four in the rankings for the first time in the week starting 19 May 2014.
  • On 11 August, Halep rose to second in the world rankings, overtaking Li Na
  • Halep won her first-ever WTA Finals match, beating fellow Finals debutante Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets. On 22 October 2014, Halep stunned two-time defending champion, Serena Williams

Year 2015

  • In the first half of January 2015, Halep played at the Shenzhen Open where she was the top seed, winning her ninth WTA title against No. 47 Timea Bacsinszky.
  • In February, Halep won her tenth WTA title (and her second Premier 5 tournament) in the hardcourt event at Dubai, where she beat Ekaterina Makarova in the quarterfinals, Caroline Wozniacki in the semifinals and Karolína Plíšková in the final. With this title win, she regained her No. 3 ranking.
  • With world No. 1 Serena Williams not playing in Singapore, Halep was seeded No. 1 in the 2015 WTA Finals, and she started very well with a victory over recent US Open winner Flavia Pennetta. 

Year 2016

  • Halep started the season in the Sydney tournament where she reached the semifinals by defeating Caroline Garcia and Karolína Plíšková
  • In the Fed Cup, she lost her first match to Karolína Pliskova (losing to her for the first time in four meetings)
  • At the French Open, Halep defeated Nao Hibino (dropping only two games in the match), Zarina Diyas and Naomi Osaka. She was then knocked out of the tournament in a rain-affected match against Samantha Stosur in the Round of 16.
  • In the US Open Halep beat Kirsten Flipkens in the first round, Lucie Šafářová in the second, Timea Babos in the third, and Carla Suarez Navarro in the round of 16. She then played an epic match against Serena Williams, with a rare comeback in set two, but eventually, she lost in three sets.

Year 2017

  • Simona Halep started the season at the Shenzhen tournament where she lost in the second round to Kateřina Siniakova after beating Jelena Jankovic
  • Halep's next tournament was 2017 St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy. Simona was the first seed of the tournament.
  • As a result of Muguruza's early loss at the China Open, Halep was finally able to lock up the WTA world No. 1 ranking for the first time by defeating Ostapenko in the semifinals of the same event.
  • She became the seventh player to reach the No. 1 ranking without having won a Grand Slam tournament.

Year 2018

  • Simona Halep started her season by winning the Shenzhen Open. Halep also won her first WTA doubles title at the tournament, partnering Begu, by defeating Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova in the final.
Year 2019
  • For the first time in her career, Halep started the season without a coach.
  • At Wimbledon, Halep was seeded seventh.
  • She won Wimbledon Title defeating Williams in under an hour with a scoreline of 6–2, 6–2.
  • She became the first Romanian player to win a senior Wimbledon singles title and rose three places from No. 7 to No. 4 in the world rankings.

Birthday moments of Simona Halep

Simona Halep celebrates her birthday on the 27th of September.

 Net Worth of Simona Halep

As a professional tennis player, Halep earns a considerable amount of money from her career and endorsement deals. She has sponsorship deals with famous brands like Adidas, Wilson and many more. Regarding her net worth, it is estimated to be $14 Million.