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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

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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 3 11
WTA Doubles Titles 0 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 6
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 4
Prize Money $2,771,675 $9,331,083
W/L - Singles 40 - 11 305 - 145
W/L - Doubles 2 - 5 44 - 47
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Results

CINCINNATI

WTA // USA // 17-Aug-2015 // $2,400,490 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/64Q/32D // Rank: 3 // Seed/Entry: 3/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 BYE
R32 Win Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 40 7-5 5-7 6-4
R16 Win [15] Andrea Petkovic (GER) 17 4-6 6-4 6-2
Q Win Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 34 7-6 (3) 6-2
S Win Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 25 6-1 6-2
F Loss [1] Serena Williams (USA) 1 6-3 7-6 (5)

WTA Rankings PTS

+585

Prize Money

$240,500
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
2 2 255
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
11-Aug-2014 (2) 11-Jun-2012 (146)
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2014 - Breakthrough season highlighted by first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros and setting career-high No.2; 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), 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 (l. to Sharapova) and Beijing (withdrew prior to match w/left hip injury); 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 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 3 11
WTA Doubles Titles 0 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 6
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 4
Prize Money $2,771,675 $9,331,083
W/L - Singles 40 - 11 305 - 145
W/L - Doubles 2 - 5 44 - 47

Matchfacts

Service Record YTD Return Record YTD
Aces 106 1st Serve Return Points Won 41.7%
Double Faults 167 2nd Serve Return Points Won 59.7%
1st Serve 65.5% Break Points Opportunities 526
1st Serve Points Won 63.4% Break Points Converted 48.5%
2nd Serve Points Won 47.2% Return Games Played 532
Break Points Faced 361 Return Games Won 47.9%
Break Points Saved 52.9% Return Points Won 48.5%
Service Games Played 536 Total Points Won 53.1%
Service Games Won 68.3%
Service Points Won 57.8%

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
10 / 5 AUSTRALIAN OPEN QF QF 1r 1r 3r - - -
8 / 6 FRENCH OPEN 2r F 1r 1r 2r 1r - -
7 / 5 WIMBLEDON 1r SF 2r 1r 2r - - -
7 / 5 US OPEN - 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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    Doubles

CINCINNATI

WTA // USA // 17-Aug-2015 // $2,400,490 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/64Q/32D // Rank: 3 // Seed/Entry: 3/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 BYE
R32 Win Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 40 7-5 5-7 6-4
R16 Win [15] Andrea Petkovic (GER) 17 4-6 6-4 6-2
Q Win Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 34 7-6 (3) 6-2
S Win Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 25 6-1 6-2
F Loss [1] Serena Williams (USA) 1 6-3 7-6 (5)

WTA Rankings PTS

+585

Prize Money

$240,500

TORONTO

WTA // CANADA // 10-Aug-2015 // $2,377,305 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/64Q/32D // Rank: 3 // Seed/Entry: 2/W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 BYE
R32 Win Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 23 6-3 6-4
R16 Win [13] Angelique Kerber (GER) 11 6-3 5-7 6-4
Q Win [6] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 14 0-6 6-3 6-1
S Win [15] Sara Errani (ITA) 17 6-4 6-4
F Loss Belinda Bencic (SUI) 20 7-6 (5) 6-7 (4) 3-0 RET

WTA Rankings PTS

+585

Prize Money

$238,200

WIMBLEDON

Grand Slam // GREAT BRITAIN // 29-Jun-2015 // $20,458,117 // Grass (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 3 // Seed/Entry: 3/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss Jana Cepelova (SVK) 106 5-7 6-4 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+10

Prize Money

$46,258

BIRMINGHAM

WTA // GREAT BRITAIN // 15-Jun-2015 // $665,900 // Grass (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/16D // Rank: 3 // Seed/Entry: 1/W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 BYE
R32 Win [W] Naomi Broady (GBR) 208 6-4 6-2
R16 Win [Q] Klara Koukalova (CZE) 92 6-1 6-3
Q Loss Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 43 2-6 6-0 7-6 (4)

WTA Rankings PTS

+100

Prize Money

$16,725

FRENCH OPEN

Grand Slam // FRANCE // 24-May-2015 // $15,980,135 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 3 // Seed/Entry: 3/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) 90 7-5 6-4
R64 Loss Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 70 7-5 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+70

Prize Money

$59,688

ROME

WTA // ITALY // 11-May-2015 // $2,428,490 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/32D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: 2/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 BYE
R32 Win Alison Riske (USA) 45 6-3 6-0
R16 Win [14] Venus Williams (USA) 16 6-2 6-1
Q Win [Q] Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) 72 6-1 6-0
S Loss [10] Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 10 2-6 6-3 7-5

WTA Rankings PTS

+350

Prize Money

$123,835

MADRID

WTA // SPAIN // 02-May-2015 // $4,059,850 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/32D // Rank: 2 // Seed/Entry: 2/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 Loss Alizé Cornet (FRA) 27 7-6 (6) 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+10

Prize Money

$13,007

STUTTGART

WTA // GERMANY // 20-Apr-2015 // $665,900 // Clay (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: 2/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 BYE
R16 Win Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 20 3-6 6-1 6-3
Q Win Sara Errani (ITA) 15 6-4 6-4
S Loss [4] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 5 7-5 5-7 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+185

Prize Money

$35,465

MIAMI

WTA // USA // 24-Mar-2015 // $5,219,780 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/64Q/32D // Rank: 3 // Seed/Entry: 3/W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 BYE
R64 Win [W] Nicole Vaidisova (CZE) 328 6-4 2-6 6-1
R32 Win [30] Camila Giorgi (ITA) 37 6-4 7-5
R16 Win [15] Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 28 6-3 7-5
Q Win Sloane Stephens (USA) 45 6-1 7-5
S Loss [1] Serena Williams (USA) 1 6-2 4-6 7-5

WTA Rankings PTS

+390

Prize Money

$220,230

INDIAN WELLS

WTA // USA // 11-Mar-2015 // $5,219,780 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/64Q/32D // Rank: 3 // Seed/Entry: 3/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 BYE
R64 Win [Q] Daria Gavrilova (RUS) 106 2-6 6-1 6-2
R32 Win [26] Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 31 6-1 3-6 6-1
R16 Win [14] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 15 6-4 6-4
Q Win [12] Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 13 5-7 6-1 6-1
S Win [1/W] Serena Williams (USA) 1 W/O
F Win [18] Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 21 2-6 7-5 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1000

Prize Money

$900,400

DUBAI

WTA // UNITED ARAB EMIRATES // 15-Feb-2015 // $2,212,250 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/32D // Rank: 4 // Seed/Entry: 1/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 BYE
R32 Win [W] Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 47 6-2 6-0
R16 Win Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 57 6-4 6-3
Q Win [6] Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 9 6-3 1-6 7-5
S Win [3] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 5 2-6 6-1 6-1
F Win [17] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 18 6-4 7-6 (4)

WTA Rankings PTS

+900

Prize Money

$456,000

FED CUP WEEK 1

Fed Cup // ROMANIA // 07-Feb-2015 // $0 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 8M/0Q/2D // Rank: 3 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R1 Win Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 67 6-2 6-1
R1 Loss Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 24 6-4 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+0

Prize Money

$0

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Grand Slam // AUSTRALIA // 19-Jan-2015 // $15,561,973 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 3 // Seed/Entry: 3/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win Karin Knapp (ITA) 50 6-3 6-2
R64 Win Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 62 6-2 6-2
R32 Win Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 258 6-4 7-5
R16 Win Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 80 6-4 6-2
Q Loss [10] Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 11 6-4 6-0

WTA Rankings PTS

+430

Prize Money

$287,308

SHENZHEN

WTA // CHINA // 04-Jan-2015 // $426,750 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/16Q/16D // Rank: 3 // Seed/Entry: 1/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Annika Beck (GER) 55 4-6 6-4 6-3
R16 Win [W] Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS) 584 6-2 6-2
Q Win [Q] Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 84 6-3 6-3
S Win Saisai Zheng (CHN) 97 6-2 6-3
F Win [8] Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 47 6-2 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+280

Prize Money

$111,163

Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
2 2 255

Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
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
24/06/2013 WIMBLEDON R64 100
26/05/2013 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
Date Tournament Round Points
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
17/01/2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 160
30/08/2010 US OPEN R128 5
Date Tournament Round Points
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
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
2 6130

Rankings Breakdown

  • Singles
    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
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
24/06/2013 WIMBLEDON R64 100
26/05/2013 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
Date Tournament Round Points
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
17/01/2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 160
30/08/2010 US OPEN R128 5
Date Tournament Round Points
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
20/10/2014 WTA FINALS F 890
29/10/2013 SOFIA W 0

Premier Events

Date Tournament Round Points
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
11/03/2015 INDIAN WELLS W 1000
15/02/2015 DUBAI W 900
27/09/2014 BEIJING Q 215
Date Tournament Round Points
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
17/02/2014 DUBAI R32 1
10/02/2014 DOHA W 900
27/01/2014 PARIS R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
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
04/05/2013 MADRID R64 5
19/03/2013 MIAMI R32 80
06/03/2013 INDIAN WELLS R64 50
Date Tournament Round Points
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
07/08/2012 MONTREAL R32 70
21/05/2012 BRUSSELS F 320
14/05/2012 ROME R64 1
Date Tournament Round Points
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
08/08/2011 TORONTO R16 100
01/08/2011 CARLSBAD R64 1
25/07/2011 STANFORD R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
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
09/08/2010 CINCINNATI Q - R32 20
08/05/2010 MADRID Q - R32 1
08/02/2010 PARIS Q - R16 8
Date Tournament Round Points
09/02/2009 PARIS Q - R16 8

Internationals

Date Tournament Round Points
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
31/12/2012 AUCKLAND R16 30
Date Tournament Round Points
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
06/06/2011 COPENHAGEN R16 30
Date Tournament Round Points
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
13/09/2010 GUANGZHOU R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
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
07/02/2015 FED CUP WEEK 1 R1 0

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    From ferocious forehands to blistering backhands and momentum shift after momentum shift, it was a dramatic final at the BNP Paribas Open. See the best pics right here.
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