Simon 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.
In 2017 and 2018, Halep was the year-end number one. A top-ten ranking for 373 weeks in a row is the eighth-longest stretch in women’s tennis history.
She never finished worse than fourth in any of these seven years. As a singles player, she has won 23 WTA singles titles and finished in second place an incredible 18 times. Both the 2018 French Open and the 2019 Wimbledon Championships were won by Simona Halep.
To begin with, she was in the world’s top 50 at the end of 2011, then moved up to the top 20 in August 2013, and finally into the top 10 in January 2014. In 2013, she became the first woman since Steffi Graf in 1986 to win six WTA titles in a single calendar year.
The WTA recognized her as the year’s Most Improved Player as a result. Before defeating Sloane Stephens in the final of the 2018 French Open to win her maiden Grand Slam singles championship, Simona Halep reached three Grand Slam finals in 2014, 2017, and 2018.
Simona Halep Grand Slams and Awards
Romanian professional tennis player Simona Halep has won two (2) grand slams. The Romanian professional tennis player Simona Halep was formerly ranked number one in the world.
She finished in second place 17 times during her WTA singles career, winning 22 titles overall. In 2018, she was crowned champion of the French Open, and in 2019, she was crowned champion of Wimbledon.