Simona Halep only played one WTA tournament in February, but it was one of the biggest of 2015.
The World No.3 entered the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships as the top seed and was unsure of the added pressure. In the end it did not affect her at all.
After straight set wins over Daniela Hantuchova and Tsvetana Pironkova in the second and third round, Halep would battle past Top 10 players Ekaterina Makarova and Caroline Wozniacki. In the final Halep would edge WTA Rising Star Karolina Pliskova, 6-4, 7-6(4), for her 10th career WTA title.
Following Dubai, Halep jumped to No.3 on the Road To Singapore leaderboard.
For that reason, Halep has been named February's WTA Player Of The Month.
What were her thoughts on winning such a big tournament?
"I'm very happy. I cannot explain in words how I feel. It's an amazing title for me and very important for my career. I'm really happy and just want to enjoy this moment."
Final Results for February's WTA Player of the Month
2015 WTA Player of the Month Winners
How it works:
Three finalists are selected by wtatennis.com
Winner is then determined by a fan vote on wtatennis.com