Halep Rises To World No.3
Published June 09, 2014 12:15
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."
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)
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.