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Simona Halep

Simona Halep
  • Residence: Constanta, Romania
  • Date of Birth: 27 Sep 1991
  • Birthplace: Constanta, Romania
  • Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
  • Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (2006)

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Simona Halep Biography

Coached by Darren Cahill ... Aggressive baseliner whose favorite shot is serve; likes all surfaces ... Speaks Romanian, English ... Enjoys music, movies and handball ... Favorite food is pasta; favorite drink is orange juice ... Favorite city is Paris; favorite tournament is Roland Garros ... Tennis idols are Justine Henin and Roger Federer.
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Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 0 11
WTA Doubles Titles 0 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 6
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 4
Prize Money $65,517 $11,193,052
W/L - Singles 3 - 3 317 - 154
W/L - Doubles 0 - 0 44 - 47
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Results

FED CUP WEEK 1

Fed Cup // ROMANIA // 06-Feb-2016 // $0 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 8M/0Q/2D // Rank: 3 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R1 Loss Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 13 6-7 (4) 6-4 6-2
R1 Win Petra Kvitova (CZE) 9 6-4 3-6 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+0

Prize Money

$0
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
3 40 312
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
11-Aug-2014 (2) 11-Jun-2012 (146)
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2015 - Best season to date (finishing No.2); won three WTA titles at Shenzhen (d. Bacsinszky in final), Dubai (d. Ka.Pliskova in final) and Indian Wells (d. Jankovic in final); runner-up twice at Toronto (retired vs. Bencic in final w/heat illness) and Cincinnati (l. to S.Williams in final); SF four times at Miami (l. to S.Williams), Stuttgart (l. to Wozniacki), Rome (l. to Suárez Navarro) and US Open (l. to Pennetta); QF three times at Australian Open (l. to Makarova), Birmingham (l. to Mladenovic) and Guangzhou (l. to Allertova); reached 3r once and 2r once (Roland Garros); fell 1r three times (incl. Wimbledon); fell in RR stage at WTA Finals (went 1-2).

2014 - First Top 10 season (finishing No.3); won two WTA titles at Doha (d. Kerber in final) and Bucharest (d. Vinci in final); runner-up three times at Madrid (l. to Sharapova in final), Roland Garros (first Grand Slam final; l. to Sharapova) and WTA Finals (d. S.Williams in RR to become first Romanian in WTA history to beat a World No.1; l. to S.Williams in final); SF twice at Indian Wells (l. to A.Radwanska) and Wimbledon (l. to Bouchard); QF three times at Australian Open (l. to Cibulkova), Cincinnati and Beijing; reached 3r twice (incl. US Open) and 2r four times; fell 1r three times; having started the year at No.11, made Top 10 debut on January 27 (after Australian Open; rose from No.11 to No.10), Top 5 debut on March 17 (after Indian Wells; rose from No.7 to No.5) and set career-high No.2 on August 11 (before Halep, highest-ranked Romanian in WTA history was Spirlea at No.7).

2013 - Near-Top 10 season (finishing No.11); went 7-9 in first nine WTA main draws, reaching 3r once and 2r five times but falling 1r three times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying once; went 43-8 in next 14 WTA main draws, highlighted by first six WTA titles at Nürnberg (d. Petkovic in final), 's-Hertogenbosch (d. Flipkens in final), Budapest (d. Meusburger in final), New Haven (d. Kvitova in final), Moscow and Sofia (d. Stosur in both finals); also SF at Rome (l. to S.Williams) and QF at Cincinnati (l. to S.Williams); reached 4r once (US Open), 3r once and 2r twice (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r twice (incl. Roland Garros); made Top 20 debut on August 26 (after New Haven; rose from No.23 to No.19) and peaked at No.11 on November 4 year-end rankings (after winning Sofia).

2012 - First Top 50 season; runner-up at Brussels (l. to A.Radwanska in final); SF at Fès (l. to Bertens); QF twice; reached 3r three times and 2r six times (incl. US Open); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other three majors and Olympics).

2011 - Near-Top 50 season (finishing No.53); runner-up at Fès (l. to Brianti in final); QF once; reached 3r once (Australian Open) and 2r eight times (incl. other three majors); fell 1r 11 times (incl. Bad Gastein - l. to Bammer 46 75 76(6); held mp at 6-5 in third set tie-break) and in qualifying twice; made Top 50 debut on September 12 (after US Open; rose from No.53 to No.42).

2010 - First Top 100 season; runner-up at Fès (l. to Benesova in final); QF once; reached 2r twice (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r five times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying eight times (incl. other two majors); made Top 100 debut on July 12 (rose from No.111 to No.96).

2009 - Played first WTA qualifying at Paris [Indoors] and Roland Garros (both as WC); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Won three singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2007 - Won two singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Romania.
SINGLES
Winner (11): 2015 - Shenzhen, Dubai, Indian Wells; 2014 - Doha, Bucharest; 2013 - Nürnberg, 's-Hertogenbosch, Budapest, New Haven, Moscow, Sofia.
Finalist (8): 2015 - Toronto, Cincinnati; 2014 - Madrid, Roland Garros, WTA Finals; 2012 - Brussels; 2011 - Fès; 2010 - Fès.

ADDITIONAL
Romanian Fed Cup Team, 2010, 2014-15; Romanian Olympic Team, 2012.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 0 11
WTA Doubles Titles 0 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 6
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 4
Prize Money $65,517 $11,193,052
W/L - Singles 3 - 3 317 - 154
W/L - Doubles 0 - 0 44 - 47

Matchfacts

Service Record YTD Return Record YTD
Aces 6 1st Serve Return Points Won 37.9%
Double Faults 9 2nd Serve Return Points Won 56.3%
1st Serve 72.2% Break Points Opportunities 42
1st Serve Points Won 58.4% Break Points Converted 38.1%
2nd Serve Points Won 47.1% Return Games Played 50
Break Points Faced 26 Return Games Won 32%
Break Points Saved 46.2% Return Points Won 44.8%
Service Games Played 47 Total Points Won 49.8%
Service Games Won 70.2%
Service Points Won 55.2%

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
10 / 6 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r QF QF 1r 1r 3r - -
8 / 6 FRENCH OPEN - 2r F 1r 1r 2r 1r -
7 / 5 WIMBLEDON - 1r SF 2r 1r 2r - -
12 / 6 US OPEN - SF 3r 4r 2r 2r 1r -

Doubles

W/L   2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
0 / 4 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - 1r 1r 1r 1r - - -
1 / 3 FRENCH OPEN - - 1r 2r 1r - - -
0 / 4 WIMBLEDON 1r - 1r 1r 1r - - -
1 / 3 US OPEN - - 1r 1r 2r - - -

Simona Halep Results

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FED CUP WEEK 1

Fed Cup // ROMANIA // 06-Feb-2016 // $0 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 8M/0Q/2D // Rank: 3 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R1 Loss Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 13 6-7 (4) 6-4 6-2
R1 Win Petra Kvitova (CZE) 9 6-4 3-6 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+0

Prize Money

$0

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Grand Slam // AUSTRALIA // 18-Jan-2016 // $14,835,728 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 2 // Seed/Entry: 2/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss [Q] Shuai Zhang (CHN) 133 6-4 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+10

Prize Money

$28,917

SYDNEY

WTA // AUSTRALIA // 10-Jan-2016 // $687,900 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 2 // Seed/Entry: 1/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 BYE
R16 Win Caroline Garcia (FRA) 34 6-4 2-6 6-1
Q Win [5] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 11 6-4 7-5
S Loss Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 25 7-6 (5) 4-6 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+185

Prize Money

$36,600

Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
3 40 312

Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
18/01/2016 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 10
31/08/2015 US OPEN S 780
29/06/2015 WIMBLEDON R128 10
24/05/2015 FRENCH OPEN R64 70
19/01/2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 430
25/08/2014 US OPEN R32 130
23/06/2014 WIMBLEDON S 780
25/05/2014 FRENCH OPEN F 1300
13/01/2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 430
26/08/2013 US OPEN R16 280
Date Tournament Round Points
24/06/2013 WIMBLEDON R64 100
26/05/2013 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
14/01/2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 5
27/08/2012 US OPEN R64 100
25/06/2012 WIMBLEDON R128 5
27/05/2012 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
16/01/2012 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 5
29/08/2011 US OPEN R64 100
20/06/2011 WIMBLEDON R64 100
22/05/2011 FRENCH OPEN R64 100
Date Tournament Round Points
17/01/2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 160
30/08/2010 US OPEN R128 5
21/06/2010 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 40
23/05/2010 FRENCH OPEN R16 60
18/01/2010 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
24/05/2009 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 40
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2015 2 301
2014 3 497
2013 11 484
2012 47 221
2011 53 197
2010 81 -
2009 210 281
2008 352 345
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
11-Aug-2014 (2) 11-Jun-2012 (146)

Current WTA Rankings

Ranking Points
3 5545

Rankings Breakdown

  • Singles
    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
18/01/2016 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 10
31/08/2015 US OPEN S 780
29/06/2015 WIMBLEDON R128 10
24/05/2015 FRENCH OPEN R64 70
19/01/2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 430
25/08/2014 US OPEN R32 130
23/06/2014 WIMBLEDON S 780
25/05/2014 FRENCH OPEN F 1300
13/01/2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 430
26/08/2013 US OPEN R16 280
Date Tournament Round Points
24/06/2013 WIMBLEDON R64 100
26/05/2013 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
14/01/2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 5
27/08/2012 US OPEN R64 100
25/06/2012 WIMBLEDON R128 5
27/05/2012 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
16/01/2012 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 5
29/08/2011 US OPEN R64 100
20/06/2011 WIMBLEDON R64 100
22/05/2011 FRENCH OPEN R64 100
Date Tournament Round Points
17/01/2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 160
30/08/2010 US OPEN R128 5
21/06/2010 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 40
23/05/2010 FRENCH OPEN R16 60
18/01/2010 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
24/05/2009 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 40

Tour Championships

Date Tournament Round Points
25/10/2015 WTA FINALS R1 0
20/10/2014 WTA FINALS F 890
29/10/2013 SOFIA W 0

Premier Events

Date Tournament Round Points
10/01/2016 SYDNEY S 185
03/10/2015 BEIJING R64 10
27/09/2015 WUHAN R16 105
17/08/2015 CINCINNATI F 585
10/08/2015 TORONTO F 585
15/06/2015 BIRMINGHAM Q 100
11/05/2015 ROME S 350
02/05/2015 MADRID R64 10
20/04/2015 STUTTGART S 185
24/03/2015 MIAMI S 390
Date Tournament Round Points
11/03/2015 INDIAN WELLS W 1000
15/02/2015 DUBAI W 900
27/09/2014 BEIJING Q 215
21/09/2014 WUHAN R32 1
17/08/2014 NEW HAVEN R16 1
11/08/2014 CINCINNATI Q 190
12/05/2014 ROME R16 105
03/05/2014 MADRID F 650
21/04/2014 STUTTGART R16 1
05/03/2014 INDIAN WELLS S 390
Date Tournament Round Points
17/02/2014 DUBAI R32 1
10/02/2014 DOHA W 900
27/01/2014 PARIS R32 1
05/01/2014 SYDNEY R32 1
14/10/2013 MOSCOW W 470
28/09/2013 BEIJING R64 5
22/09/2013 TOKYO R16 125
18/08/2013 NEW HAVEN W 470
12/08/2013 CINCINNATI Q 225
13/05/2013 ROME S 425
Date Tournament Round Points
04/05/2013 MADRID R64 5
19/03/2013 MIAMI R32 80
06/03/2013 INDIAN WELLS R64 50
18/02/2013 DUBAI Q - R16 8
11/02/2013 DOHA R32 70
28/01/2013 PARIS R32 1
15/10/2012 MOSCOW R16 60
29/09/2012 BEIJING R64 5
23/09/2012 TOKYO R32 70
13/08/2012 CINCINNATI R64 1
Date Tournament Round Points
07/08/2012 MONTREAL R32 70
21/05/2012 BRUSSELS F 320
14/05/2012 ROME R64 1
05/05/2012 MADRID R64 5
20/03/2012 MIAMI R32 80
07/03/2012 INDIAN WELLS R32 80
20/02/2012 DUBAI S 80
13/02/2012 DOHA R16 125
06/02/2012 PARIS R32 1
01/01/2012 BRISBANE R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
08/08/2011 TORONTO R16 100
01/08/2011 CARLSBAD R64 1
25/07/2011 STANFORD R32 1
09/05/2011 ROME Q - R32 1
30/04/2011 MADRID Q 30
22/03/2011 MIAMI R64 50
09/03/2011 INDIAN WELLS R64 50
26/09/2010 TOKYO - PAN PACIFIC Q - R16 20
22/08/2010 NEW HAVEN Q - R16 8
16/08/2010 MONTREAL Q - R16 20
Date Tournament Round Points
09/08/2010 CINCINNATI Q - R32 20
08/05/2010 MADRID Q - R32 1
08/02/2010 PARIS Q - R16 8
09/02/2009 PARIS Q - R16 8

Internationals

Date Tournament Round Points
21/09/2015 GUANGZHOU Q 60
04/01/2015 SHENZHEN W 280
07/07/2014 BUCHAREST W 280
15/06/2014 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH R16 30
15/07/2013 BASTAD R16 30
08/07/2013 BUDAPEST W 280
16/06/2013 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH W 280
10/06/2013 NÜRNBERG W 280
22/04/2013 MARRAKECH R16 30
06/01/2013 HOBART R16 30
Date Tournament Round Points
31/12/2012 AUCKLAND R16 30
08/10/2012 LINZ R16 30
17/06/2012 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH R32 1
23/04/2012 FES S 130
09/04/2012 BARCELONA Q 70
08/01/2012 HOBART Q 70
17/10/2011 LUXEMBOURG R16 30
22/08/2011 DALLAS R32 1
11/07/2011 BAD GASTEIN R32 1
12/06/2011 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
06/06/2011 COPENHAGEN R16 30
16/05/2011 STRASBOURG R32 1
25/04/2011 ESTORIL R32 1
18/04/2011 FES F 200
28/02/2011 MONTERREY R32 1
21/02/2011 ACAPULCO R32 1
14/02/2011 BOGOTA R32 1
09/01/2011 HOBART Q - Q 10
03/01/2011 AUCKLAND Q 70
20/09/2010 SEOUL S 16
Date Tournament Round Points
13/09/2010 GUANGZHOU R32 1
19/07/2010 BAD GASTEIN R16 30
12/07/2010 PALERMO R32 1
26/04/2010 FES F 216
12/04/2010 BARCELONA S 16
05/04/2010 MARBELLA S 86

Fed Cup

Date Tournament Round Points
06/02/2016 FED CUP WEEK 1 R1 0
07/02/2015 FED CUP WEEK 1 R1 0

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