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

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Simona Halep Biography

Coached by Wim Fissette ... 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 2 8
WTA Doubles Titles 0 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 6
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 4
Prize Money $3,420,589 $5,460,234
W/L - Singles 40 - 13 259 - 131
W/L - Doubles 0 - 2 41 - 42
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Results

US OPEN

Grand Slam // USA // 25-Aug-2014 // $18,102,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 2 // Seed/Entry: 2/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win [W] Danielle Collins (USA) - 6-7 (2) 6-1 6-2
R64 Win Jana Cepelova (SVK) 65 6-2 6-1
R32 Loss [Q] Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 121 7-6 (6) 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+130

Prize Money

$103,442
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
2 3 1121
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
11-Aug-2014 (2) 11-Jun-2012 (146)
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Videos

  • Singapore: Halep Qualifies

    September 15, 2014
    Simona Halep reacts to qualifying for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.
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JANUARY - Fell 1r at Sydney (l. to Keys); reached first Grand Slam QF at Australian Open (l. to Cibulkova); made Top 10 debut afterwards on January 27 (rose from No.11 to No.10 - third Romanian ever in Top 10, after Ruzici and Spirlea); fell 1r at Paris [Indoors] (l. to Mladenovic).

FEBRUARY - Won seventh WTA title at Doha (d. Kerber in final); fell 1r at Dubai (ret. vs. Cornet w/right ankle injury).

MARCH - Reached SF at Indian Wells (l. to A.Radwanska); made Top 5 debut afterwards on March 17 (rose from No.7 to No.5 - also became highest-ranked Romanian in WTA history, having been tied with Spirlea at No.7); withdrew from Miami w/toe injury).

APRIL - Dropped opener at Stuttgart (after 1r bye, l. to Kuznetsova in 2r).

MAY - Runner-up at Madrid (l. to Sharapova in final); reached 3r at Rome (withdrew prior to match w/left abdominal injury); set new career-high No.4 on May 19 (rose from No.5 to No.4); reached first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros (l. to Sharapova); set new career-high No.3 on June 9 (rose from No.4 to No.3).

JUNE - Reached 2r at 's-Hertogenbosch (ret. vs. Beck w/upper back injury); reached SF at Wimbledon (l. to Bouchard).

JULY - Won eighth WTA title at Bucharest (d. Vinci in final).

AUGUST - Set new career-high No.2 on August 11 (rose from No.3 to No.2); reached QF at Cincinnati (l. to Sharapova); dropped opener at New Haven (after 1r bye, l. to Rybarikova in 2r).
2013 - Breakthrough 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 set career-high No.11 on November 4 year-end rankings (after Sofia); struggled with low back injury throughout season (retired in Doha 2r and Bastad 2r and withdrew from Washington DC and Toronto); also withdrew from Brussels w/calf injury and from Linz w/right shoulder injury.

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 (8): 2014 - Doha, Bucharest; 2013 - Nürnberg, 's-Hertogenbosch, Budapest, New Haven, Moscow, Sofia.
Finalist (5): 2014 - Madrid, Roland Garros; 2012 - Brussels; 2011 - Fès; 2010 - Fès.

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

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 2 8
WTA Doubles Titles 0 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 6
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 4
Prize Money $3,420,589 $5,460,234
W/L - Singles 40 - 13 259 - 131
W/L - Doubles 0 - 2 41 - 42

Matchfacts

Service Record YTD Return Record YTD
Aces 135 1st Serve Return Points Won 42.7%
Double Faults 160 2nd Serve Return Points Won 59.4%
1st Serve 61.3% Break Points Opportunities 494
1st Serve Points Won 66.3% Break Points Converted 51.6%
2nd Serve Points Won 50% Return Games Played 532
Break Points Faced 323 Return Games Won 47.9%
Break Points Saved 56.7% Return Points Won 48.9%
Service Games Played 525 Total Points Won 54.3%
Service Games Won 73.3%
Service Points Won 60.0%

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
6 / 4 AUSTRALIAN OPEN QF 1r 1r 3r - - - -
7 / 5 FRENCH OPEN F 1r 1r 2r 1r - - -
7 / 4 WIMBLEDON SF 2r 1r 2r - - - -
7 / 5 US OPEN 3r 4r 2r 2r 1r - - -

Doubles

W/L   2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
0 / 4 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r 1r 1r 1r - - - -
1 / 3 FRENCH OPEN - 1r 2r 1r - - - -
0 / 3 WIMBLEDON - 1r 1r 1r - - - -
1 / 3 US OPEN - 1r 1r 2r - - - -

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Simona Halep Results

  • Singles
    Doubles

US OPEN

Grand Slam // USA // 25-Aug-2014 // $18,102,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 2 // Seed/Entry: 2/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win [W] Danielle Collins (USA) - 6-7 (2) 6-1 6-2
R64 Win Jana Cepelova (SVK) 65 6-2 6-1
R32 Loss [Q] Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 121 7-6 (6) 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+130

Prize Money

$103,442

NEW HAVEN

WTA // USA // 17-Aug-2014 // $710,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/64Q/16D // Rank: 2 // Seed/Entry: 1/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 BYE
R16 Loss Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 68 6-2 4-6 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$9,700

CINCINNATI

WTA // USA // 11-Aug-2014 // $2,567,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/64Q/32D // Rank: 2 // Seed/Entry: 2/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 BYE
R32 Win Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 54 6-4 6-2
R16 Win [16] Lucie Safarova (CZE) 17 6-4 7-5
Q Loss [5] Maria Sharapova (RUS) 6 3-6 6-4 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+190

Prize Money

$54,170

BUCHAREST

WTA // ROMANIA // 07-Jul-2014 // $250,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 3 // Seed/Entry: 1/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [L] Indy De Vroome (NED) 190 6-0 6-4
R16 Win Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 155 6-2 6-4
Q Win Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 120 6-3 6-1
S Win Monica Niculescu (ROU) 68 6-2 4-6 6-1
F Win [2] Roberta Vinci (ITA) 24 6-1 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+280

Prize Money

$43,000

WIMBLEDON

Grand Slam // GREAT BRITAIN // 23-Jun-2014 // $18,575,979 // Grass (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 3 // Seed/Entry: 3/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win Teliana Pereira (BRA) 88 6-2 6-2
R64 Win [Q] Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 170 6-3 4-6 6-4
R32 Win Belinda Bencic (SUI) 71 6-4 6-1
R16 Win Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 72 6-3 6-0
Q Win [19] Sabine Lisicki (GER) 19 6-4 6-0
S Loss [13] Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 13 7-6 (5) 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+780

Prize Money

$685,781

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH

WTA // NETHERLANDS // 15-Jun-2014 // $250,000 // Grass (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/16Q/16D // Rank: 3 // Seed/Entry: 1/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [Q] Olga Govortsova (BLR) 110 7-5 6-2
R16 Loss Annika Beck (GER) 55 5-7 3-2 RET

WTA Rankings PTS

+30

Prize Money

$3,420

FRENCH OPEN

Grand Slam // FRANCE // 25-May-2014 // $15,598,998 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 4 // Seed/Entry: 4/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) 87 6-0 6-2
R64 Win [Q] Heather Watson (GBR) 92 6-2 6-4
R32 Win María-Teresa Torró-Flor (ESP) 55 6-3 6-0
R16 Win [15] Sloane Stephens (USA) 19 6-4 6-3
Q Win [27] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 28 6-2 6-2
S Win [28] Andrea Petkovic (GER) 27 6-2 7-6 (4)
F Loss [7] Maria Sharapova (RUS) 8 6-4 6-7 (5) 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1300

Prize Money

$1,087,417

ROME

WTA // ITALY // 12-May-2014 // $2,628,800 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/32D // Rank: 5 // Seed/Entry: 4/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 BYE
R32 Win Madison Keys (USA) 47 5-7 6-0 6-1
R16 Loss [13] Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 14 W/O

WTA Rankings PTS

+105

Prize Money

$27,354

MADRID

WTA // SPAIN // 03-May-2014 // $4,236,425 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/32D // Rank: 5 // Seed/Entry: 4/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 Win [Q] Julia Goerges (GER) 99 6-2 6-0
R32 Win [W] Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 146 6-4 6-4
R16 Win [15] Sabine Lisicki (GER) 16 5-7 6-3 6-2
Q Win [11] Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 12 6-2 6-2
S Win [5] Petra Kvitova (CZE) 6 6-7 (4) 6-3 6-2
F Loss [8] Maria Sharapova (RUS) 9 1-6 6-2 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+650

Prize Money

$459,975

STUTTGART

WTA // GERMANY // 21-Apr-2014 // $710,000 // Clay (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 5 // Seed/Entry: 2/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 BYE
R16 Loss Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 29 7-5 7-6 (4)

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$9,900

INDIAN WELLS

WTA // USA // 05-Mar-2014 // $5,946,740 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/64Q/32D // Rank: 7 // Seed/Entry: 6/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 BYE
R64 Win Kurumi Nara (JPN) 47 6-2 6-2
R32 Win [26] Lucie Safarova (CZE) 28 6-2 4-6 6-4
R16 Win [18] Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 19 6-2 1-6 6-4
Q Win [Q] Casey Dellacqua (AUS) 78 6-2 6-2
S Loss [2] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 3 6-3 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+390

Prize Money

$225,000

DUBAI

WTA // UNITED ARAB EMIRATES // 17-Feb-2014 // $2,000,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 9 // Seed/Entry: 7/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Alizé Cornet (FRA) 26 6-1 1-1 RET

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$11,888

DOHA

WTA // QATAR // 10-Feb-2014 // $2,440,070 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/32D // Rank: 10 // Seed/Entry: 7/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 BYE
R32 Win Kaia Kanepi (EST) 27 6-4 3-6 7-6 (5)
R16 Win Annika Beck (GER) 55 6-4 6-1
Q Win [4] Sara Errani (ITA) 7 6-2 6-0
S Win [2] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 4 7-5 6-2
F Win [6] Angelique Kerber (GER) 9 6-2 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+900

Prize Money

$441,000

PARIS

WTA // FRANCE // 27-Jan-2014 // $710,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 10 // Seed/Entry: 5/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [W] Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 62 7-6 (1) 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$6,290

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Grand Slam // AUSTRALIA // 13-Jan-2014 // $13,615,654 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 11 // Seed/Entry: 11/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win [Q] Katarzyna Piter (POL) 119 6-0 6-1
R64 Win Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 50 4-6 6-0 6-1
R32 Win [Q] Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 152 6-1 6-4
R16 Win [8] Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 8 6-4 2-6 6-0
Q Loss [20] Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 24 6-3 6-0

WTA Rankings PTS

+430

Prize Money

$239,365

SYDNEY

WTA // AUSTRALIA // 05-Jan-2014 // $710,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/64Q/16D // Rank: 11 // Seed/Entry: 7/W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Madison Keys (USA) 36 6-1 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$5,385

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
2 3 1121

Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
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
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
Date Tournament Round Points
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
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
Date Tournament Round Points
24/05/2009 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 40
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
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
2 6160

Rankings Breakdown

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    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
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
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
Date Tournament Round Points
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
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
Date Tournament Round Points
24/05/2009 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 40

Tour Championships

Date Tournament Round Points
29/10/2013 SOFIA W 0

Premier Events

Date Tournament Round Points
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
17/02/2014 DUBAI R32 1
10/02/2014 DOHA W 900
27/01/2014 PARIS R32 1
05/01/2014 SYDNEY R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
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
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
Date Tournament Round Points
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
07/08/2012 MONTREAL R32 70
21/05/2012 BRUSSELS F 320
14/05/2012 ROME R64 1
05/05/2012 MADRID R64 5
Date Tournament Round Points
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
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
Date Tournament Round Points
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
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
Date Tournament Round Points

Internationals

Date Tournament Round Points
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
31/12/2012 AUCKLAND R16 30
08/10/2012 LINZ R16 30
Date Tournament Round Points
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
06/06/2011 COPENHAGEN R16 30
16/05/2011 STRASBOURG R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
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
13/09/2010 GUANGZHOU R32 1
19/07/2010 BAD GASTEIN R16 30
Date Tournament Round Points
12/07/2010 PALERMO R32 1
26/04/2010 FES F 216
12/04/2010 BARCELONA S 16
05/04/2010 MARBELLA S 86

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