Simona Halep, 2019 Fed Cup (Getty)
February 10, 2019
In a Fed Cup World Group battle between former World No.1 players, Simona Halep outlasted Karolina Pliskova in two hours and 37 minutes. Romania made it to the decisive doubles rubber, where Irina-Camelia Begu and Monica Niculescu shocked Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova to eliminate the defending champion Czechs.
Magda Linette 2019 Hua Hin Toyota Thailand Open
January 31, 2019
Magda Linette fought back from behind in tough conditions to defeat Monica Niculescu and qualify for the last eight of the Toyota Thailand Open presented by E@.
Zhang Shuai - Hua Hin 2019 - Toyota Thailand Open presented by E@
January 30, 2019
Fifth seed Zhang Shuai takes on compatriot Wang Yafan, while Monica Niculescu and Tamara Zidansek are also in second-round action on Thursday at the Toyota Thailand Open presented by E@. Scroll down for full order of play.
Hsieh Su-Wei - Auckland 2019 - Getty
January 26, 2019
The inaugural Toyota Thailand Open presented by E@ will feature one of the most unique match-ups on tour as Hsieh Su-Wei takes on Monica Niculescu in the first round, while top-seeded Garbiñe Muguruza is projected to face 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska in the quarterfinals.
Monica Niculescu, Shenzhen 2019 (Getty)
January 1, 2019
Monica Niculescu pulled off an opening-round upset at the Shenzhen Open with a comprehensive 51-minute victory over No.4 seed and 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.
Timea Bacsinszky - Limoges 2018 - Engie Open de Limoges
November 6, 2018
Timea Bacsinszky's return to form continued with a dominant straight-sets win over Alizé Cornet in the first round of the Engie Open de Limoges, while defending champion Monica Niculescu got off to a good start against Viktoriya Tomova.
Venus Williams's 2012 title run included wins over Belinda Bencic (on her WTA debut) in the first round, No.1 seed Roberta Vinci in the quarterfinals and Monica Niculescu 6-2, 6-3 in the final
October 12, 2018
The past decade of champions at the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open. All photos are courtesy of Fernand Konnen.
Wang Qiang - Hong Kong 2018 - Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open
October 10, 2018
Wang Qiang seeks to keep her hot streak going on the fourth day of the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open, while top-seeded Elina Svitolina is also in action. Scroll down for full order of play.
Heather Watson, Quebec City 2018 (Pascal Ratthé)
September 10, 2018
Great Britain's Heather Watson scored an upset over No. 4 seed Monica Niculescu in the first round of the Coupe Banque Nationale présentée par IGA.
No.18 seed Naomi Osaka (Japan) dropped a third-round match on Centre Court to former finalist Angelique Kerber. (Getty Images)
July 3, 2018
No.18 seed Naomi Osaka opened her 2018 Wimbledon campaign with a bang, getting past the tricky play of Monica Niculescu in straight sets.
Donna Vekic became the second Croatian winner in three years when she beat Johanna Konta, 2-6, 7-6(3), 7-5 in 2017. (Getty)
June 4, 2018
We take a look at the previous three winners of the Nottingham Open.
Sloane Stephens (Getty Images)
March 25, 2018
US Open champion Sloane Stephens emerged victorious in a difficult third-round encounter with Monica Niculescu, before Niculescu had to retire during the third set.