Bucharest Gallery: Halep & The Kids
The Bucharest Open served up a treat for all of its young fans before the tournament began - Kids Day tennis clinics with four of Romania's brightest tennis stars.
Published July 10, 2014 12:10
It was Kids Day at the Bucharest Open on Sunday, with Romania's biggest stars holding kids clinics.
Simona Halep, Monica Niculescu, Alexandra Cadantu and Alexandra Dulgheru were all pitching in.
WTA Rising Star Halep has been one of the fastest-rising stars on the WTA over the last year.
Last May she wasn't even ranked in the Top 60 - an incredible 14 months later and she's World No.3.
The highlights of that period are seven WTA titles and her first three deep Grand Slam runs.
They were the quarterfinals in Australia, finals at Roland Garros and semifinals at Wimbledon.
And the kids all know her now - they followed every direction she gave them and thanked her as well.
Halep is the No.1 seed this week at the Bucharest Open, which is in its inaugural year on the WTA.
And it wasn't just WTA stars getting all the attention on Kids Day - so was this cow-like mascot...
At the end of the day all the WTA stars signed autographs, including Cadantu, Dulgheru and Niculescu.
Halep, who was swarmed by kids and media at Sunday's events, played her first round on Wednesday.
She beat Indy de Vroome on Wednesday in her first round match - her first WTA-level win in Romania.