Simona Halep is a Romanian professional tennis player. She has been ranked world No. 1 in singles twice between 2017 and 2019, for a total of 64 weeks, which ranks eleventh in the history of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings.
Halep was the year-end No. 1 in 2017 and 2018. From 2014 through 2021, she was ranked in the top 10 for 373 consecutive weeks, the eighth-longest streak in WTA history. During this seven-year span, she finished each year ranked no lower than No. 4.
She has won 23 WTA singles titles and has finished runner-up 18 times. Halep has won two Grand Slam singles titles: the 2018 French Open and the 2019 Wimbledon Championships.
Simona Halep was born on 27 September 1991 in Constanța, Romania to Stere and Tania Halep, who are of Aromanian descent. She has a brother Nicolae who is five and a half years older. Halep’s father played lower-division football for AS Săgeata Stejaru and worked as a zootechnics technician before becoming the owner of a dairy products factory.
Halep started her 2022 season in Australia, where she won her 23rd title at 2022 Melbourne Summer Set 1 in Melbourne defeating Destanee Aiava, Elena-Gabriela Ruse, and Viktorija Golubic, Zheng Qinwen, and Veronika Kudermetova in the final in straight sets.
At the Australian Open, she defeated Magdalena Fręch, Beatriz Haddad Maia, and Danka Kovinić in straight sets, but lost in the fourth round in three sets to Alizé Cornet.
What is Simona Halep’s Ranking For 2022?
Current ranking for Simona Halep is WTA 18.