The Romanian professional tennis player who has been ranked world No.1 in singles on two separate occasions between 2017-19 is non-other than Simon Halep. Every player has a unique style of playing. As same Simona is best known for her aggressive baseline style. Further, she was titled as the WTA’s most improved player in 2013 after her victory in the first six WTA titles. Additionally, Halep titled with ESPN Centre courts 2013 most improved player. Besides, she also won her first major tournament at the 2018 French Open. Simona has emerged as the most successful player of this decade and often drawn comparisons with Justin Henin.
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Who is Simona Halep? Bio, Age, Nationality, Ethnicity, and Parents
The tennis player Simona was born on 27 September 1991. The 27 years old Halep was born at Constanta, Romania, Europe. Further, she holds Romanian nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Her Zodiac sign is Libra. Simona was born to Stere Halep(father) and Tania Halep(mother). Her father Stere used to be a former football player but currently owns a dairy product factory in Romania. Their family is of Aromanian descent. Besides, she raised with two siblings: Nicole Halep (brother) and Luminita Halep (sister).
However discussing her education, she received her early education from Junior High School and learned tennis there. At the early age of 6, Halep went on the regular practice of tennis. Further, she is very active in social media.she has 1.1 million followers on Instagram and 289k followers on Twitter.
Is Simona Halep married? Boyfriend, Husband and Children
Simona is a married woman. She tied her knot with Romania Tennis player, Horia Tecau. They married in a secret ceremony in which only the family members and close friends were present. Besides, any other information about how they met and all is not available.
However, the couple is blessed with a daughter. Simona and Horia usually share their picture with daughter on Instagram. The couple is not behind in showing their love towards each other via social media. Talking about Halep’s previous relationship, her name attached to many young handsome boys previously. Currently, She is enjoying her happy life with her husband and daughter.
Early Career of Simona Halep
Although Simona started playing tennis from the age of 6, she started her tennis career in 2008 playing in junior competitions. Then after, she entered senior developmental ITF tournaments in the spring. There Halep won the two smaller ITF $ 10,000 tournaments in Bucharest. From here, winning became her cup of tea. Simona won $50,000 at the ITF tournament in Makarska. Similarly, she won, ITF $25,000 and made semifinals at ITF $50,000 and 25,000 in Belarus and Poland in November. Further, she made her first attempt to qualify for a senior Grand Slam Tournament at Roland Garros. On April 5, 2010, Simona ranked 166 in the world. In her career, Simona was first ever qualified in the third round of a Tennis Grand Slam on Seniors. But later she lost the match.
She ranked no 11 in the world after the final of the WTA tournaments of the Champions in 2013. The same year she added the title WTAs most improved player of the year title in her name. In 2014, Simiona rose to no. 5 in the world becoming the highest ranked Romania in the history of WTA. Her games were so much improved that, the same year she ranked herself in no 2 in the world rankings. Additionally, she won her first ever WTA finals match. However, Simona completed the years 2015,2016 and 2017 with many ups and downs in the games.
Finally, in the year 2018, she won her first WTA doubles title at Shenzhen, with partner Begu in final. The same year, she got defeated in the finals of Australian Open, Indian Wells and French Open. The year 2019, seems to be in favor of Simona. On July 11, 2019, she defeated Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina 6-1,6-3 and became the first Romanian woman to reach the Wimbledon final. In the final, Simona is going to face either seven-time champion Serena Williams or unseeded Barbora Strycova.
Net worth, salary, and Endorsements
Ranking on the no 2 of Worldwide and supported by several brands, Simona has collected good money. Simona’s net worth is estimated to be $14 million. By the ending of the year 2019, her net worth is sure to have appeared in an increased amount. It has come to hear that she has collected more than $18.5 million from her prize money in her career till now. Besides, her current clothing sponsor is Nike. Additionally, she is been sponsored and has signed contracts with famous brands like Addidas, Lacoste, Vodafone, Hublot. she became the brand ambassador of Mercedes-Benz Romania in 2017.
Height,weight and Other body features
The Romania Tennis player is 5 feet 6 inches (1.68m) tall and weighs 6o kg(132 Ibs). Her body measures 37-26-35. Similarly, her shoe size is 6(US) and the dress size is 4(US). Further, she has dark brown hair and a black eye.
Simona did breast reduction surgery at the age of 18 because she suffered a lot to play tennis due to her breast. She has told that her weight makes her uncomfortable while playing tennis. So, she hs to maintain a balanced and healthy body.