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Halep Rises To World No.3

Simona Halep passes Agnieszka Radwanska this week to continue her assault on the top of the sport. Who are some other famous names to get to No.3 in the world?

Published June 09, 2014 12:15

Halep Rises To World No.3
Simona Halep

BUCHAREST, Romania - She may not have come away with her first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros, but there's still some icing on the runner-up cake for Simona Halep - not only does she go from No.5 to No.3 on the Road To Singapore leaderboard this week, she rises from No.4 to No.3 on the WTA Rankings, passing Agnieszka Radwanska and raising the bar on her Romanian ranking record.

"Of course it's amazing to be Top 3," Halep said. "It has been coming very fast. I didn't expect this last year. But now that I am here I have to enjoy the moment and take more confidence from it.

"I'm here, and I feel like I can do anything on the court."

Halep's rise could continue at Wimbledon - she's roughly 1000 points behind the World No.2, Li Na.

But for now, we thought we would take a look back at some of the other famous World No.3s...

The 10 Players With A Career-High Of No.3 (before Halep)
Wendy Turnbull
Pam Shriver
Hana Mandlikova
Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
Gabriela Sabatini
Mary Pierce
Amanda Coetzer
Nathalie Tauziat
Nadia Petrova
Elena Dementieva

And just for good measure...

The 11 Players With A Career-High Of No.2
Virginia Wade, Billie Jean King, Andrea Jaeger, Conchita Martínez, Jana Novotna, Anastasia Myskina, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vera Zvonareva, Petra Kvitova, Agnieszka Radwanska and Li Na.

The 21 World No.1s
Chris Evert, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Martina Navratilova, Tracy Austin, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin, Amélie Mauresmo, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Dinara Safina, Caroline Wozniacki and Victoria Azarenka.

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