Simona Halep (Romanian pronunciation: [siˈmona haˈlep]; born 27 September 1991) is a Romanian professional tennis player. The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranked her world No. 1 in singles on two separate occasions between 2017 and 2019. She reached the No. 1 ranking for the first time on October 9, 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 female tennis. Halep was the year-end No. 1

Halep added Grand Slam trophy No 1 to her world No 1 ranking, coming back from a set and a break down to beat Sloane Stephens 3-6 6-4 6-1 on Saturday (NZT Sunday) and win the French Open championship in a match made up of lengthy points and key momentum swings. Clive brunskill/ getty images. Sloane Stephens and Simona Halep at the trophy presentation at Roland Garros.  Romania's Simona Halep always said she was a different player- winning the French Open has proved her right. The 26-year-old Halep began the muggy afternoon having been to this stage before but never able to display her best. She lost in two previous appearances in a final at Roland Garros, against Maria Sharapova in 2014 and Jelena Ostapenko in 2017. Halep then fell to 0-3 with a trophy on the line at the Australian Open in January, beaten by Caroline Wozniacki.

Nine years after her first Grand Slam final defeat, and 17 months after she was ranked 74th, the Dane was overcome. "I dreamt of this moment for so many years, and to be here today is a dream come true," said Wozniacki. The victory means the 27-year-old will replace Halep as number one in the world rankings on Monday. Twice a runner-up at the US Open, Wozniacki becomes the first Dane to win a Grand Slam singles title. Halep, too, had been hoping to end the wait for a first major title to add to her number one ranking, but she has now lost in the Australian Open final as well as two F

PARIS - The wait is over—Simona Halep is finally a Grand Slam champion. The world No. 1 had to dig deep to win this French Open final, as Sloane Stephens' defense presented problems early on, but in the end she absolutely earned a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory. Here are three thoughts from the match. A proper way to win Slam number one. Halep would have been ecstatic no matter the manner of victory today, but she has to be doubly pleased with the way she seized her first Slam title. It was a final in which both players played at or near their best; Stephens came out hot, never one to be overwhelm

World No.1 Simona Halep is hoping a strong run in the Italian Open will help conqueror her ultimate goal at the second grand slam of the season. The French Open will get underway on May 27th with the Romanian currently on course to be the top seed in the event. Halep is already a two-time runner-up at Roland Garros after falling just short in 2014 and 2017.

Simona Halep fought back from a set and a break down to finally claim her first Grand Slam title by beating Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a gruelling French Open final on Saturday. | TNN | Jun 9, 2018, 20:53 IST. Highlights. Halep became the second Romanian woman to win a Grand Slam singles trophy after Virginia Ruzici. This was Halep's fourth major final and has lost all three in the past, including two at Roland Garros. Halep also was the runner-up at the Australian Open this January. Simona Halep. (Reuters Photo). PARIS: Her serve raced through the early-evening air. The response wa

Halep secured her first Grand Slam ( Getty Images ). Like so many of the other major prizes in women’s tennis the French Open has been dominated in recent times by the big hitters, but Simona Halep proved here on Saturday that there is still room in the modern game for a player whose greatest strength is her athleticism. Putting aside the disappointment of defeat in all three of her previous appearances in Grand Slam finals, including two on this court, the 26-year-old Romanian beat Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Twelve months after losing in the final to Jelena Ostapenko after leading by a se

Halep added Grand Slam trophy No. 1 to her No. 1 ranking, coming back from a set and a break down to beat Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 and win the championship at Roland Garros in a match made up of long points and key momentum swings. "That's the most important thing — that I stay there focused," said Halep, the first Romanian to collect a major title since her manager, Virginia Ruzici, at the 1978 French Open. "I believed. And I never gave up." The 26-year-old Halep was describing this particular match. She could have been speaking about her career. Halep lost two previous

Simona Halep sealed her maiden Grand Slam title with a relentless performance to beat Sloane Stephens and win the French Open. The 26-year-old had lost her three previous major showpiece encounters - including twice at Roland Garros - but recovered from a set and a break down to win 3-6 6-4 6-1 in two hours and three minutes. New silverware for @Simona_Halep. Making memories with @darren_cahill.#RG18 pic.twitter.com/ftTanCZmeo. — Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 9, 2018. Halep, who came into the final with back-to-back victories against two-time Grand Slam champions Angelique Kerber and Garb

Simona Halep won her first Grand Slam title at the French Open, calling it amazing and shares that it meant a lot to her for this to happen in Paris. Tennis. Interview. Up next: 2018 French Open. 2018 French Open. 0:50. Halep calls first Grand Slam win 'amazing' Tennis.

Simona Halep won her first Grand Slam on Saturday, defeating American Sloane Stephens in three captivating sets, and the world congratulated her. World No. 1 Simona Halep is a Grand Slam winner to go along with the top ranking. After losing to Carolina Wozniacki in the Australian Open, and watching the Danish player achieve the long awaited world No. 1 and maiden Slam simultaneously. Halep can also now silence the critics who said she would be never be a closer, she would never erase the footnote along her top ranking — always a world No. 1 without a slam. She and Woz have both achieved the co

World number one Simona Halep fought back from a set and a break down to defeat Sloane Stephens in a thrilling French Open final and finally end her quest for that elusive maiden Grand Slam title.  Pierre René-Worms, FRANCE 24 | Romania's Simona Halep finally broke her Grand Slam duck at Roland Garros on Saturday. Text by: Benjamin DODMAN. Follow. World number one Simona Halep fought back from a set and a break down to defeat Sloane Stephens in a thrilling French Open final and finally end her quest for that elusive maiden Grand Slam title. ADVERTISING. Read more. The favourite, Halep was playing in her third final at the French Open after twice falling short against Maria Sharapova in 2014 and Jelena Ostapenko last year.

Top-ranked Simona Halep is reluctant to talk about her first Grand Slam tournament title chase and says she is focused on her opening match at Roland Garros. "It's not that difficult to do that (stay focused). Every match is going to be very tough. It's a Grand Slam. Everyone is at the highest level here," said the women's singles world No. 1 at a press conference here on Friday, reported Xinhua news agency. "I'm not thinking about the title, because it's really far. I'm just thinking of my first match. It's going to be a tough one, but I have

Simona Halep has won her first Grand Slam title at the 2018 French Open. AFP. "It's always hard playing someone from your country and such a good friend," Stephens said, "so I was really pleased to be able to get through that and play some good tennis." The 10th-seeded Stephens' opponent in Saturday's final will be Simona Halep, who emphatically ended the impressive French Open run of 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza by defeating her 6-1, 6-4. Halep, who assured herself of retaining the No 1 ranking with the victory, earned a fourth chance to win her first majo

From www.wtatennis.comNo.2 seed Simona Halep of Romania came back from the brink at the Miami Open on Sunday, edging past lucky loser Polona Hercog of Slovenia, READ MORE. HomepageEN, News. March 20, 2019. Simona confirms Dobre as new coach. Simona Halep has confirmed the appointment of Romanian Daniel Dobre as her new full-time head coach.Simona and Dobre have worked together successfully in the past, Read more. See all news. Foundation. Simona Halep foundation develops long-lasting projects in fields as sports, health and education. Find out more! READ MORE.

Paris: Simona Halep fought back from a set and a break down to finally claim her first Grand Slam title by beating Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a gruelling French Open final on Saturday. The world number one had lost all three of her previous major finals, including two at Roland Garros, but staged a thrilling comeback to win after two hours and three minutes. "In the last game I felt like I could not breathe anymore", said Halep. It was the perfect way for the Romanian to banish the demons of her painful final defeat by Jelena Ostapenko 12 months ago, when she blew a lead of a s

Simona Halep achieved one of her career goals in becoming world number one in October, and now the Romanian is keen to claim another by winning the Australian Open. Halep missed the chance to become number one on a couple of occasions in 2017 but eventually reached the summit with victory over Jelena Ostapenko at the China Open semi-finals in Beijing. READ | Ramkumar Ramanathan advances in Australian Open qualifiers. She remained there at the end of the year and has started 2018 well by winning the Shenzhen Open in the build up to the year’s first grand slam. Claiming a major title has continu

Tennis News – Simona Halep beat Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 for her first Grand Slam title.  Simona Halep of Romania poses with the Suzanne Lenglen trophy. It was the end of a long and rewarding day, one she'll likely never forget, and new French Open champion Simona Halep harboured a couple of overriding concerns. "I'm tired," she said. "I'm hungry. I didn't eat since 9 a.m." Related Stories. Rafael Nadal: More than just making up the numbers at French Open. Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys to reprise US Open final in French Open semis.

PARIS -- Simona Halep kept telling everybody who would listen: She was a different player. She was stronger mentally. She wanted so much to finally win a Grand Slam title and was sure that, one day, she would. After three losses in major finals, maybe Halep was trying to convince herself as much as anyone else she actually could do it. Either way, she was right. Halep added Grand Slam trophy No. 1 to her No. 1 ranking, coming back from a set and a break down to beat Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 Saturday and win the French Open championship in a match made up of lengthy points and key momentum

World number one Simona Halep came from a set down to beat Angelique Kerber 6-7 (2-7) 6-3 6-2 to book into the French Open semi-finals. The two-time runner-up at Roland Garros recovered from a. News. Simona Halep crushes Elise Mertens to reach French Open quarter-finals.  Caroline Wozniacki on her first Grand Slam title by defeating Simona Halep 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 6-4 in a classic Australian Open final. The Dane became the first player from her country to win a major. News. Caroline Wozniacki defeats Simona Halep in three-set Australian Open final classic.

Simona Halep captured her first Grand Slam title on her fourth attempt in a final, beating Sloane Stephens to win the French Open.  Halep began slowly, unable to solve Stephens, the 10th-seeded American who won her first Grand Slam at last year's US Open. Both women are adept at defense, figuring out ways -- via speed, strength, skill and instinct -- to get nearly every ball back over the net. They're also both able to switch to offense in a snap.

Simona Halep defeated American Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the women's final at the French Open on Saturday to claim her maiden major honor. Halep becomes the first Romanian Grand Slam winner in 40 years. Simona Halep described her French Open final victory as a "dream come true." She finally won a Grand Slam title after losing her three previous finals. "It's very emotional. I've been waiting for this moment since I was 14," she told the crowd after lifting the trophy up in the air, then kissing it. "I wish to play another final here because this c

Simona Halep a Romanian woman tennis player is the current World No. 2 in the ATP Rankings. She was first broke into the top 50 at the end of the year 2012. Despite not winning any Grand Slam tournament as of now, Halep is at that higher ranking. She was first came into the Top 20 by August in 2013 and entered in World’s Top 10 Women Players list in January this year. Yes Halep has not won any Grand Slam title, but she certainly has won 6 WTA titles in a same calendar year of 2013. Previously only Steffi Graf had achieved this feat in the year 1986. Simona Halep’s best performance in a Grand S

La tenista danesa Caroline Wozniacki , de 27 años , conquistó el primer título de Grand Slam de su carrera al derrotar este sábado a la rumana Simona Halep en la final del Abierto de Australia. El triunfo fue por 7-6 (2), 3-6 y 6-4 en dos horas y 49 minutos. Con este título, el primer grande para el tenis danés, Wozniacki también le arrebató a Halep el puesto de número uno del mundo , seis años después de perderlo y tras haberlo ostentado durante 67 semanas. Es el torneo 28 en la carrera de Wozniacki, el 23 en pista dura . Simona Halep cayó ante Caroline Wozniacki y perdió la cima del ránking

Romanian tennis ace Simona Halep, the world’s number three best player according to the WTA ranking, targets a Grand Slam title this year. Halep, who has won three WTA titles this year, the most important of which was the one at Indian Wells, plans to train even harder in order to achieve her goal of winning her first Grand Slam title. “This year, after I’ve had these results, I set an objective with my team at Miami: to get a Grand Slam title. So I’ve made a strict program for training and nothing else. My wish is to be as good as I can be. I will take the holiday after the season ends,” Hale

Caroline Wozniacki overjoyed at Aussie Open win as Simona Halep rues losing another slam final. The pair had to fight not only each other but also stifling conditions which meant the Extreme Heat Policy came into play for the second time in a hot and humid Melbourne day. Halep had already played two marathon matches in her run to the final and received treatment midway through the second set before recovering sufficiently to level the match.  It was third time lucky for Wozniacki, the first Dane to win a Grand Slam title, after twice losing in the US Open final. Wozniacki said: "I've dreamt of this moment for so many years."My voice is shaking, I don't normally cry but it's a very emotional moment. "Simona, I know it's a tough day."I'm sorry but I had to win today."It was an incredible match, an incredible fight and again, I'm sorry."

Grand Slam history. Singles Record: 76 - 34. Australian Open.  2018 - Second No.1 season; won maiden Grand Slam title, at Roland Garros (d. Stephens in final), and two other WTA titles at Shenzhen (d. Siniakova in final) and Montréal (d. Stephens in final); runner-up three times at Australian Open (l. to Wozniacki), Rome (l. to Svitolina) and Cincinnati (l. to Bertens); SF twice at Doha (w/o) and Indian Wells (l.

Halep added Grand Slam trophy No. 1 to her No. 1 ranking, coming back from a set and a break down to beat Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 Saturday and win the French Open championship in a match made up of lengthy points and key momentum swings. "When I was down a break in the second set," Halep told the crowd afterward, "I thought, 'Everything is gone. I'm going to start to relax and enjoy the match.'" The 26-year-old Halep began the muggy afternoon having been to this stage before but never able to display her best. She lost in two previous appearances in a f

Facts about Simona Halep. Grand Slam She didn´t win any Grand Slam Title, but she will 😉 Favorit Tournament She said the Roland Garros is her favorite tournament and her favorit host city is Paris. Breast reduction Simona had a breast reduction surgery at the age of 17. She went from a 34DD to a 34C: It’s the weight. 12 Mar 2016. / No Comments. Simona Halep Earnings 2015. Money… who don´t need it? In 2015 she earns: $6.8 million dollars Winnings: $5.3 million Endorsements: $1.5 million She wins three tournaments and get a sponsorship deal with Wilson, Adidas and some Romian firms.

Simona Halep continued her relentless climb up the ladder of women’s tennis with a convincing performance against Andrea Petkovic to reach the first grand slam final of her career with a 6-2, 7-6(4) victory. The 89 minute straight sets win means Halep has become the first woman since Justine Henin in 2007 to reach the final without losing a set. In the finals, the Romanian will take on Maria Sharapova, who has fought back from a set down in her last three matches. Halep is the highest remaining seed in the tournament, but having never made it past the quarters of a grand slam before this week,

Simona Halep of Romania hits a return against Nicole Gibbs of the US in the first round of the Shenzhen Open tennis tournament in Shenzhen, in China's southern Guangdong province on January 1, 2018. Getty Images. Caroline Wozniacki ended last season with the biggest title of her career at the WTA Finals and is back at number two.  Speaking on behalf of espn.co.uk, the 18-time grand slam singles champion said: "There's an abundance of talent out there. "Yes, we have nobody besides Serena who has taken the bull by the horns. On the other side of the coin, it's probably more intriguing because you have 20 players that can win a grand slam. Certainly you couldn't have said that 10 years ago or even five years ago. "We'll see what Serena comes back.

The five-time Grand Slam champion upset the second-seeded Simona Halep in the first round of the 2017 U.S. Open in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. According to ESPN Stats & Info, Sharapova was the first women's wild card to beat the No. 2 seed in a major since Kim Clijsters defeated Serena Williams in 2009.  An extremely emotional @MariaSharapova ends a three-set marathon vs second seed Halep 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. #USOpen @MBUSA https://t.co/0SLN8Zrrwx. Sharapova did a great job of making Halep work from the baseline. Forty-two of her winners came from ground strokes, and Halep was forced to cover 5.5 more feet per point than her opponent, which adds up over the course of a three-set match. While her victory Monday night will raise expectations for what she can do in New York City, Sharapova's U.S. Open record hasn't been outstanding in recent years.

Simona Halep wins her first ever Grand Slam title in her fourth final with win in three sets at French Open final. Sloane Stephens took the first set 6-3 after breaking Simona Halep's serve early on in the match. Halep clawed her way back into the match after winning the second set 6-4 following a series of breaks. The Romanian then turned up the heat as she ran into a 5-0 lead in the third set before finally winning it 6-1. By Mike Dickson for The Mail on Sunday.

Romanian Simona Halep won the first Grand Slam of her career, beating American Sloane Stephens at the French Open Saturday in Paris.  Halep can appear in a third straight Grand Slam final if she reaches the finale of Wimbledon, which begins on July 2 in London. The No. 1 tennis player in the world beat Garbine Muguruza in the semifinals and Angelique Kerber in the quarterfinals at the French Open. Rafael Nadal battles Dominic Thiem in the men's singles final at 9 a.m. Sunday at Roland Garros.

Simona Halep believes this year’s French Open victory has helped justify her position as the women’s world number one, with the Romanian saying she was now playing pressure-free tennis and motivated to add more Grand Slam titles to her resume. Speaking to a small gathering of reporters in a phone interview on Friday, the 26-year-old also earmarked US Open champion Naomi Osaka as a huge prospect for the future after the Japanese player made her major breakthrough in New York. Advertising. “My dream was to become number one and I managed that last year and then my goal was to win a Grand Slam be

Simona Halep is a very complete tennis player, very accomplished, she has the ability to connect at an emotional level with her fandom (of which I'm a member). Right now, she is probably hurting a little, as are we. In short, I do believe she will win more than one grand slam, but she has to or three more steps to complete to get there; steps that Lendl, Clijsters, Murray had go go throigh after starting their Grand Slam titleatch career with a 0–3 or so. If you want to find a reason why Simona lost, you need to look at the Davis match and the Kerber match. Simona had to spend so much ene

CAROLINE Wozniacki’s run of grand slam victories has ended abruptly as Russian Daria Kasatkina dashing any hope of a showdown with Australian Open rival Simona Halep. Leo Schlink. Herald SunJune 4, 20189:27pm.  10 months ago. /display/newscorpaustralia.com/Web/NewsNetwork/Sport news and galleries/Tennis news and galleries/. Simona Halep is on track to win her maiden grand slam.Source:AFP. CAROLINE Wozniacki’s run of grand slam victories has ended abruptly as Russian Daria Kasatkina speared into the French Open quarters. Australian Open champion Wozniacki was on a run of 10 consecutive victories at the highest levels. But the sequence was halted by irrepressible Kasatkina, who thundered to a 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 fourth-round success. Simona Halep is on track to win her maiden grand slam.Source:AFP. The match

Maria Sharapova shocked Simona Halep as she made a winning return to Grand Slam tennis at the US Open.  Maria Sharapova stuns world No. 2 Simona Halep in first Grand Slam match after serving doping ban. Eleanor Crooks, Evening Standard. Aug. 29, 2017, 6:33 AM. Maria Sharapova collapsed into tears after beating Simona Halep on Monday night. Elsa / Getty Images.

PARIS - Maybe all of those losses in Grand Slam finals helped Simona Halep actually win one. She’d gone 0-3 in matches with a major trophy on the line before facing Sloane Stephens for the French Open title Saturday, so there was plenty to remember: what it felt like to give a lead away, to make a key mistake, to walk away with regrets. “All the experience from those three finals that I lost . . . was a positive thing,” Halep said, “and gave me a little bit more power to believe.” Halep added Grand Slam trophy No. 1 to her No. 1 ranking, coming back from a set and a break down to beat Stephens

PARIS — Simona Halep emphatically ended the impressive French Open run of 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza with a 6-1, 6-4 victory in the semifinals on Thursday. Now Halep gets a fourth chance to win her first Grand Slam title. Halep assured herself of retaining the No. 1 ranking and reached her third final at Roland Garros. She lost both of the previous ones in three sets, to Maria Sharapova in 2014 and to Jelena Ostapenko in 2017. “I will try my best,” Halep told the crowd at Court Phillipe Chatrier, “and hopefully I will be better than last year.” The Romanian also came up one victory shy of

Caroline Wozniacki celebrates after defeating Simona Halep with the clock in the background indicating the epic contest. Credit:DITA ALANGKARA. The final set was topsy-turvy. Breaks of serve were more commonplace than holds. The third game of the decider, in particular, was indicative of the contest. Halep was trailing 0-2 and needed six break points to get back in the match, a Wozniacki double fault given Halep the game. They'd played 34 minutes in the final set. A near midnight finish was possible. From the start on a humid Melbourne night, with the crowd poised and expectant, Wozniacki

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