Stats Corner: From Zero To Six

Simona Halep became one of six players in the Open Era to go from zero career titles to at least six in one season.

Published November 18, 2013 12:02

Stats Corner: From Zero To Six
Simona Halep

As recently as early June, Simona Halep was a three-time WTA finalist who had not yet captured a title. Yet over the next five months, the Romanian incredibly collected six WTA titles - at Nürnberg, 's-Hertogenbosch, Budapest, New Haven, Moscow and Sofia. That made her one of just six players in the Open Era to win their first six tour-level titles all in the same season. Here is the list of those who have accomplished this feat:

Player Year Titles
Margaret Court* 1968 13
Ann Jones* 1969 7
Evonne Goolagong Cawley 1970 6
Dianne Balestrat 1973 6
Steffi Graf 1986 8
Simona Halep 2013 6

*=Also won titles before start of Open Era
Note: Virginia Wade in 1968, Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere in 1984, Patty Schnyder in 1998 and Serena Williams in 1999 all won their first five tour-level titles in the same season.

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