Simona Halep is a female Tennis player from Romania. Additionally, from 2017 to 2019 she was ranked world No. 1 in singles twice. In total, for 64 weeks, she was No. 1 which ranks tenth in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings history. Likewise, in 2017 and 2018 Halep was No. 1 of the year-end. Similarly, since 2014, she ranked no lower than No. 4 per year and has the longest continuous streak to be ranked in the top 10. To date, the athlete has won 21 WTA singles titles and has 17 runner-up finishes. Besides, at the 2018 French Open and the 2019 Wimbledon Championships, Halep won two Grand Slam singles titles.
Moreover, Halep and her brother were playing Tennis together however, her brother stopped playing it after a couple of years. Halep started training with local coach Ioan Stan twice a week until she was six, from which point she practiced daily. Though concentrated on tennis, while growing up, she also played football and handball. Additionally, Corneliu Idu, the owner of Constana ‘s leading tennis club funded her partially as a teenager. Eventually, when Halep was seventeen, she moved away from her family to train in the much larger Romanian capital city of Bucharest.
Caption: Simona Halep
Simona Halep: Early Life, Education, and Family
Halep was born to her parents Stere and Tania Halep, of Aromanian descent in Constanta, Romania. Her date of birth is on 27 September 1991. Additionally, she spent her childhood with her brother Nicolae who is 5 years older than her. Talking about her father, he played football in the lower division for AS Sageata Stejaru and worked as a technician in zootechnics before becoming the owner of a dairy product factory. Eventually, he developed an interest in promoting sporting activities for his children. When Halep was four she began playing tennis after attending one of the training sessions of her brother.
Caption: Younger Halep
Simona Halep: Career and Achievements
Halep is a junior world number one in the past. She started playing on the ITF Junior Circuit at the age of 13 in 2005 and finished runner-up in her second career event at the low-level Grade 4 Mamaia-Sen Junior ITF Tournament in Romania. Halep won all four ITF singles events she joined the following year, including the Mamaia-Sen tournament which was reclassified to Grade 3 mid-level. That year, she also represented Romania alongside Irina-Camelia Begu and Andreea Mitu at the Junior Fed Cup.
Similarly, Halep became a pro in 2006 and began her professional career playing low-level ITF Women’s Circuit events in Romania in 2006 and 2007. In May 2007 she won both her first two ITF singles and doubles in back-to-back weeks in Bucharest. In April 2010 Halep made her WTA main-draw debut qualifying for three consecutive tournaments.
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Likewise, Halep represented Romania at the 2012 London Olympics. However, she has lost her opening round match to Kazakhstan’s No. 47 Yaroslava Shvedova in straight sets with a world ranking of No. 50. She has missed the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of worries about the Zika virus. Moreover, Halep is set to become Romania’s flag-bearer at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Simona Halep: Personal life and boyfriend
The 29-year-old athlete is currently dating a Macedonian businessman ‘Toni Iuruc’. Although Halep is a public figure, she likes to keep her personal life to herself. There are no details about when the couple started dating each other. Besides, there are also no rumors or news regarding their marriage plans.
Caption: Halep with her boyfriend Iuruc
Simona Halep: Net Worth and social media
The athlete has a total net worth of $30 million USD. Her main source of income is her career as a Tennis player. Similarly, some other sources of income which make her a good amount of sum include promotions for several sports brand.
Likewise, talking about her social media availability, she is available on Instagram as simonahalep. There she has more than 1.6 million followers following her. Similarly, she is also accessible on Twitter as Simona_Halep.
Simona Halep: Body measurements
Halep is one of the most beautiful athletes with a stunning physique and charming face. Additionally, she stands 1.68 meters tall and weighs around 60 kg. similarly, she has fair skin complexion, blonde hair, and brown eye color. Besides, there are no details about her body measurements.