[107] Halep faced No. 1, Serena Williams in a tight three-set match. [94] With Serena Williams falling out of the top 10 following Wimbledon, Halep became the longest-tenured member of the WTA top 10. 50 in the world, she lost her opening round match to No. Halep won two of three matches in her round robin group to advance to the knockout rounds, defeating No. She once again lost in the opening round at the Australian Open to Shelby Rogers and did not win multiple matches at an event until the Miami Open in late March where she made the quarterfinals. 8 Elina Svitolina and No. Simona Halep este o jucătoare de tenis profesionistă născută pe 27 septembrie 1991, în Constanța, România. Top seed Simona Halep avenged her defeat to Amanda Anisimova in the quarter-finals last year by crushing the American teen 6-0, 6-1 in the third READ MORE. "Special Interviu cu antrenorul alături de care Halep a câștigat trei trofee în cinci săptămâni: "Reverul și serviciul o pot duce în TOP 20! Begu was chosen for the last singles rubber, but lost in three sets. [48] Nonetheless, she recovered in time to play inaugural Bucharest Open in her home country of Romania a week later. Elle est actuellement 2ème du Classement WTA Simple. [64], After Wimbledon, Halep took more than a month off before returning to tournament play for the North American hard court season. [9] Under Fissette, Halep made her first Grand Slam final at the 2014 French Open. With a ranking of No. 1 for 64 weeks, which ranks tenth in the history of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings. [163] Although Halep missed the 2018 World Group II tie due to injury,[164] Romania won the tie against Canada to advance back to the World Group Play-offs. 1 in 2017 and 2018. She won all three of her singles matches in 2010 and 2012, but lost a decisive doubles match in both ties Romania lost. [8] When Halep was four years old, she started playing tennis after attending one of her brother's training sessions. [15][98] Nonetheless, Halep rebounded and reached another Premier Mandatory final at the China Open. [37] With her sixth WTA title, she finished the year at No. Google provides an "add-on" that gives you the possiblity to opt out of Google Analytics regardless of the pages accessed. [108] Halep reached two more hard court semifinals in the next two months at the Qatar Open and the Indian Wells Open. I was a very shy child. [158] Halep postponed having nose surgery to make her Fed Cup World Group debut in the first round against the defending champion Czech Republic team at home in Cluj. [14][50] Although she was the second seed at the US Open, she was upset in straight sets by veteran qualifier Mirjana Lučić-Baroni. Halep would break Kerber two service games later on her second match point of the game. [15], Halep is one of the best returners on the WTA Tour. [14] With her rise in the rankings, she was directly accepted into a Grand Slam main draw for the first time at the US Open, where she was drawn against No. 1 and the first Romanian player to win a Wimbledon singles title. Simona Halep, the 2019 Wimbledon champ who is ranked No. [129] At Wimbledon, Halep made it to the final as the seventh seed, only dropping one set in the second round against compatriot Mihaela Buzărnescu. This was her first WTA doubles title and came alongside compatriot Irina-Camelia Begu against the top-seeded team of Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková. It was the sixth tournament for Simona, where she was named “WTA’s Most Improved Player”, becoming the first Romanian player since Virginia Ruzici in 1978 to receive this distinction. 81 in the world. 66,925 talking about this. [15] She won more than two matches at an event just twice, the first at the Morocco Open where she made the semifinals in April and the second at the Brussels Open where she made the final in May. [210] Halep is a big fan of football and is also an experienced player, saying, "I played a lot of football when I was a kid, on the street with my cousins and my brother." She signed a $1.7 million deal a few weeks after competing at the 2018 Australian Open without a sponsor and finishing as the runner-up. [33][14], Halep won her fourth title at the New Haven Open, defeating No. [26] The final in Brussels was Halep's first at the Premier level. [10] She began playing on the ITF Junior Circuit in 2005 at the age of 13 and finished runner-up at the low-level Grade 4[a] Mamaia-Sen Junior ITF Tournament in Romania in her second career event. [174], Halep's favourite surface is clay. In November of the same year, Simona also won the “Champions Tournament” in Sofia. [161], Halep missed Romania's first Fed Cup tie in 2017 due to injury. Together with her two Australian Open classics, Halep won the three best women's matches of the year according to Tennis.com. Simona Halep (Romanian pronunciation: [siˈmona haˈlep];[3] born 27 September 1991) is a Romanian professional tennis player. [15] She also reached the second round at Wimbledon, losing in three sets to seventh-seed and defending champion Serena Williams. She won her first six WTA titles in the same calendar year in 2013, and was the first to do so since Steffi Graf in 1986. 47 Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in straight sets. She won the event for her second and last title of the year, defeating Roberta Vinci in the final. [42] After a semifinal at the Indian Wells Open, she rose to No. Halep won both of her rubbers, while Buzărnescu lost both of hers. Four months before turning 18, Simona climbed to the highest level in the Junior world rankings with the Roland Garros junior title. She had also previously been sponsored by Lacoste. 1 and was also tied for the most lopsided loss of Williams' career at the time, as Halep held her to just two games. [14] She won just one Grand Slam singles match all year, which came at the US Open. În 2008, Simona Halep a câștigat trofeul turneului de junioare de la Roland Garros. 16, Flavia Pennetta. [154] They then won a playoff against Ukraine, with Halep and Sorana Cîrstea winning the two singles rubbers, to advance to the World Group II Play-offs. Halep was the WTA Most Popular Player of the Year for two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015, as well as the WTA Fan Favorite Singles Player of the Year for three consecutive years in 2017, 2018, and 2019. [60] Halep did not reach any finals during the clay court season, with her best results being two semifinals at the Stuttgart Open and the Italian Open. [170], Halep has described herself as an aggressive baseliner. 2 in the world in August. [71] Halep lost the first match of the tie to Karolína Plíšková, despite taking the first set. She rebounded from her results off the hard courts and finished runner-up at both Premier 5 events in August, the Canadian Open and the Cincinnati Open. She uses her speed and anticipation to set up powerful shots rather than just extend points. Simona Halep s-a născut la Constanța la data de 27 septembrie 1991, într-o familie de aromâni. She supports the Romania national team, and admires both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. They needed to win all three of the ties in their round robin pool to have a chance to get promoted to the next tier. [189], Halep's clothing sponsor has been Nike since February 2018. [204][205] Halep is also popular worldwide. [160] Romania's next tie came against Germany in the World Group Play-offs. 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After a title in her first event of the year at the Shenzhen Open,[57] she lost in the quarterfinals at the Australian Open for the second straight year, this time to No. 1 in bold, as of week of August 24, 2020, WTA Fan Favorite Singles Player of the Year, List of Grand Slam women's singles champions, List of WTA number 1 ranked tennis players, List of Grand Slam girls' singles champions, "Simona a explicat cum se pronunta corect numele ei de familie", "Simona Halep: aromânca de care este mândră România întreagă", "Cumnata Simonei Halep este fata lui Iorghi Nicolae, de la formaţia Kavalla", "Părinţii Simonei Halep se împrumută la bănci pentru ca ea să facă performanţă", "Simona Halep enjoys rapid rise up the rankings", "10 ani de la victoria junioarei Simona Halep la Roland Garros. In Australia, she finished runner-up to Arantxa Rus at Nottinghill and then lost to Australian Jessica Moore in the semifinals of the Australian Open. Towards the end of the season, she defeated No. She can hit winners both cross-court and down-the-line. Halep was the year-end No. 106 Jana Čepelová while struggling with a blister on her foot. 166 at the beginning of April to No. As the ninth seed, she defeated the fifth-seed Moore and the second-seed Rus en route to reaching the final without losing a set. [131] Halep entered the final against Serena Williams as an underdog, having won just one match against her in ten meetings. 18 août 2020 . She is a recipient of the Patriarchal Cross of Romania and the Order of the Star of Romania, and was named an honorary citizen of Bucharest. [14] During the clay-court season, Halep won her second career Premier Mandatory title, defeating Dominika Cibulková in the final of the Madrid Open to return to the top 5. She moved to Bucharest when she was 16 years old to continue her tennis career with Justine Henin and Andrei Pavel as role models. [104] The match was ranked as the third-best women's match of the year and seventh-best overall. Check below the full list of strictly necessary cookies we use: The Statistic Cookies Module helps us collect information about how you interact with our website in order to improve our services and content so we can provide you with a more relevant and optimized experience. [182], At the start of 2016, Halep began working with Darren Cahill, a former top 25 player from Australia. She has said, "I liked [Henin's] style because she was playing very aggressively and she moved very well around the court. [88] Halep rebounded during the clay court season, reaching at least the semifinals at all four events she entered. [27], Halep had a slow start to the year, only winning multiple matches at a tournament once before May. Higher-level junior tournaments have lower grade numbers, from Grade 5 to Grade 1. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association, along with the dates of first reaching and losing that spot.Since the WTA began producing computerised rankings on 3 November 1975, 27 women have reached the highest singles ranking and 43 women the highest doubles ranking. 37, falling no lower than No. 7: Halep beats Davis in Australian Open third round", "Top 5 2018 Grand Slam Matches (No.1): Halep conquers Kerber in titanic Aussie tussle", "Top 10 of '18, No. Journalist Adrian Toca has said, "Simona is without a doubt the biggest sports star in Romania". 1 Serena Williams who was on a 23-match win streak. [156] Although Halep decided to skip the World Group Play-off tie to rest and Begu also unavailable due to injury,[157] Romania defeated Canada in an away tie by a score of 3–2 to advance to the top-tier World Group in 2016. 7, Ana Ivanovic. syyskuuta 1991 Constanța) on romanialainen tennispelaaja.Hän nousi 9. lokakuuta 2017 julkaistulla WTA-maailmanlistalla ykkössijalle.Hän on voittanut urallaan 19 WTA-turnausta kaksinpelissä, joista kuusi vuonna 2013, kaksi vuonna 2014, kolme vuonna 2015, kolme vuonna 2016, yhden vuonna 2017, kolme vuonna 2018 ja yhden vuonna 2019. 6 Li Na in her opening match, despite playing with an ankle sprain she suffered at the Rogers Cup. She also needed to save a match point in the second set tiebreak. In November of the same year, Simona also won the “Champions Tournament” in Sofia. Halep was instrumental in Romania winning the tie 3–2 to keep them in World Group II for 2018. After Saturday's results at the 2019 Australian Open, a championship-caliber match is set for the fourth round between top-ranked Simona Halep … [30] Halep continued to struggle at the Grand Slams, losing in the opening round at both the Australian Open and the French Open, while making the second round at Wimbledon. 1 Kerber,[84] Halep only needed to win a set against No. [162] Romania lost the tie to Belgium, sending them to the World Group II Play-offs where they played a tie against Great Britain to avoid relegation. [86][87] During this time, she was having issues with her left knee. 20, Dominika Cibulková. [181] She hired Wim Fissette, a former coach of Kim Clijsters, at the start of 2014. [171] Her tennis idol and former world No. [21] Nonetheless, she struggled in the other clay court tournaments, only recording one more match win, which came in the opening round at the 2011 French Open. 16 Ana Ivanovic and No. 19 Stosur in the knockout rounds. [109][110] She regained the No. [51] She did not play another event until the WTA Tour Championships, where she qualified for the first time. [113] At the French Open, Halep made her second Grand Slam final in a row and second consecutive French Open final, defeating No. [78] In singles, Halep was able to defeat Kerber in Canada in the semifinals,[79] and won in the final against No. 1 ranking. This was her first title at the Premier level and put her in the top 20 for the first time. [4][5] She has a brother Nicolae who is five and a half years older. She defended her title at the Madrid Open to secure a Premier Mandatory title for the third consecutive year. I’ve tried to take a few things from her and apply them to my game. Home of the Women's Tennis Association. Simona Halep (s.27. 1 for the first time, taking the ranking from Muguruza. [34] Halep continued her success at the US Open, where she was seeded at a Grand Slam event for the first time at No. "[209] Her main sporting idol was Gheorghe Hagi, who is regarded as the best footballer in Romanian history. [212], (W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. After accomplishing this feat a third time the following year, Halep won her first $25K singles title in Sweden in June 2008. [46] Both finals went to three sets, and the French Open final lasted over three hours. September 30, 2020 . Journalist Louisa Thomas has compared her improved style of play to that of Novak Djokovic as someone who can hit strong but simple winners from defensive positions where opponents would expect a less aggressive shot. 17 Kiki Bertens despite having a match point in the second-set tiebreak. At the same time, this cookies module ensures that if you change the pages, the changeover function from http to https is constantly accomplished. 21. [74] She did not continue this form into the French Open, losing to Samantha Stosur in the fourth round in a controversial match where play continued in rainy conditions. [118], Halep continued her success on hard courts after Wimbledon, reaching the final at both the Canadian Open and the Cincinnati Open. [159] On the second day, Halep also defeated Kvitová. [24] Despite a loss to Carla Suárez Navarro in the next round,[25] this result put Halep in the top 50 for the first time. [177], As a junior, Halep was coached by Ioan Stan in Constanța. Halep is regarded as one of the best returners on the WTA Tour, while also building her game around being aggressive and being able to hit winners from defensive positions. She has won a Grand Slam title on clay and grass courts but not hard courts, coming closest with her runner-up finish at the 2018 Australian Open. This website is built on a Wordpress platform. 96 Angelique Kerber for her first top 100 victory and also reached the semifinals of a $50K event in Minsk to make her debut in the top 200 of the WTA rankings. Contains the current user session used by the server to identify the current user. "[172] Halep also has excellent defensive skills and great court coverage. [75] Halep fared better at Wimbledon, losing to eventual runner-up No. [89] She also made the final the following week at the Premier 5 Italian Open, but finished runner-up to No. 2020-11-15 12:42:00. [100][101] At the 2017 WTA Finals, Halep could not advance out of her round robin group for the third consecutive year. [49] This helped her rise to No. She moved to Bucharest when she was 16 years old to continue her tennis career with Justine Henin and Andrei Pavel as role models. 8 in the rankings. [185] With Dobre as her coach, Halep won her second Grand Slam title at 2019 Wimbledon. 1 singles players, WTA rankings incepted on November 3, 1975, (year first held/year last held – number of weeks (w)), current No. 9, Petra Kvitová in the semifinals and final respectively. [10] She also represented Romania at the Junior Fed Cup that year alongside Irina-Camelia Begu and Andreea Mitu. [9] When Halep was sixteen, she moved away from her family to train in the much larger city of Bucharest, the Romanian capital. To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.