World No.1 Simona Halep is now a Grand Slam champion, and she's also your Player of the Month for a second time this season.
WTA Staff
June 15, 2018

She won her first Grand Slam title on Paris' terre battue, and now she's your Player of the Month for a second time. 

World No.1 Simona Halep earned your votes as May's WTA Player of the Month, after also winning it in the first month of the season. 

The Romanian had a coronation in Paris, rallying to win her first Grand Slam title with a three-set comeback over American Sloane Stephens in the final

The Romanian, who lost the first five games and first set of her tournament against another American in Alison Riske in the first round, rounded into form over the course of the fortnight, defeating Taylor Townsend, Andrea Petkovic and Elise Mertens without the loss of a set to reach the quarterfinals.

Read more: Halep: 'Since I was 14...I was dreaming of these moments'

In the last eight, she came from a set down to defeat Angelique Kerber, and with a dominant win over Garbiñe Muguruza to reach the final, retained the World No.1 ranking regardless of what transpired in the final.

Trailing 6-3, 2-0 in the final to the US Open champion, Halep engineered a rally by winning 12 of the last 15 games to hoist her first major trophy in her fourth final appearance. 

Prior to raising her first Grand Slam title, Halep also reached the final in Rome, finishing runner-up to Elina Svitolina, and also reached the quarterfinals at the Mutua Madrid Open.

She posted a 15-3 record at WTA level on clay overall this spring.

'I feel complete, but I want to play more' -- listen to Halep in her own words on the WTA Insider podcast in the latest Champion's Corner. 

Final Results for May's WTA Player of the Month

1. Simona Halep
2. Petra Kvitova
3. Sloane Stephens
4. Elina Svitolina


How it works:

Finalists are selected by wtatennis.com
Winner is then determined by a fan vote on wtatennis.com
 

Previous WTA Players of the Month for 2018
January: Simona Halep
February: Petra Kvitova
March: Naomi Osaka
April: Karolina Pliskova