Romanian-born tennis prodigy and current World No 1 Simona Halep has been making the rounds since her breakthrough in 2013. Her aggressive baseline technique has ushered her into the list of greatest tennis players of all time. She rose to the mainstream in 2013 after winning six Women’s Tennis Association titles. Halep was the WTA’s Most Popular Player of the Year from 2014 to 2015. She has won the most active tennis player for ten consecutive times and is currently, No 1 on the WTA rankings.
One interesting fact about Simona is that she is a very versatile player and has unparallel techniques on grass plains, clay, hard court, and indoor courts. She started playing tennis when she was four years old. Let’s take a sneak peek at Simona Halep’s bio, career, boyfriend, and body measurements below.
Simona Halep Biography
The amazing star Simona Halep was born in Constanta, Romania, on September 27, 1991. Her parents Tania and Stere Halep are both of Aromanian descent and her father was a former football player. He currently owns a dairy products factory in Romania. The multi-talented star began playing tennis when she was four years old. She grew up with her sister Luminita and an older brother who motivated her so much at the time. Her role models were Andrei Pavel and Justine Henin at the time. When she was sixteen she moved to Bucharest where she focused on her tennis career. Nothing much is known about her educational background.
The skillful tennis prodigy started her career in 2008; she participated in the junior tennis competitions in Nottinghill as well as the Australian Junior Championships. She lost to Arantxa Rus in the finals of the former and also lost to Jessica Moore in the latter. Halep further made an appearance at the Roland Garros Junior championship, finishing top in the all-Romanian final. Later on, she joined the senior development ITF tournaments, winning $10,000 in tournaments at Bucharest.
Halep started her professional career in 2010 when she joined the Australian Open, however, she lost to Stephanie Foretz in the first qualifying round. She got her breakthrough the same year after reaching the finals of the Andalucia Tennis Experience in Spain. Although she lost to Flavia Pennetta, she booked a place in the 2010 Barcelona Ladies Open as well as the French Open. The following year, they participated in the grand slam and the 2011 Wimbledon Championship where lost to Serena Williams in the second round.
Simona Halep continued to feature in several competitions winning six WTA titles on different courts including grass, clay, hard court, and indoor in 2013. She also won the WTA Most Improved Player Award and ESPN Center Court’s Most Improved Player Award the same year.
Continuous Career Success
Halep participated in the 2014 Qatar Open, beating Angelique Kerber to win her first-ever Premier 5 tournament. She defeated Roberta Vinci to win the Bucharest Open and also reached the final of the Grand Slam at the French Open before losing to Maria Sharapova. The following year, Simona Halep won her ninth WTA title at the Shenzhen Open and the tenth (her second Premier 5 tournament title) in the hardcourt even event held in Dubai. She reached the semi-final at the US Open and eventually lost to Flavia Pennetta.
In 2016, Halep defeated Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets to win her second Premier Mandatory title at the Mutua Madrid Open. Although she reached the WTA finals in Beijing, she eventually lost to the winner Shuai Zhang. The following year became the climax of her career. After she put up an outstanding performance, Halep was placed at the No 1 position on the WTA rankings in 2017.
Additionally, she still maintains the No 1 position in 2018. She defeated Katerina Siniakova to clinch the Shenzhen Open title. Halep also won her first WTA doubles title and lost to Caroline Wozniacki in three sets at the Australian Open final.
Who is Simona Halep Boyfriend?
Many fans have been itching to know who the boyfriend of the current world No 1 tennis prodigy Simona Halep is. She has kept her personal life under the curtains for a long while, hence, striking a balance between her professional and personal life. Halep has been linked to Romanian tennis players such as Horia Tecau and Radu Barbu. There is a rumor alleging that the star got hitched to Horia Tecau recently in a secret wedding. However, there’s no proof if this is true or not.
Halep was spotted with Radu Barbu vacationing in Portofino, Italy last November. Following Halep’s loss to Maria Sharapova in the US Open, she turned to Barbu who served as her consolation. Many of their pictures were trending all over social media. Barbu moved to the US as a teenager, where he played for the Horned Frogs of Texas Christian University from 2005 to 2007. He is also friends with other Romanian players including Horia Tecau, Andrei Pavel, and Victor Crivoi. He currently works as a young tennis development consultant in Romania. Apparently, Simona Halep is currently single and not married yet. We hope to keep you posted when we have verified information regarding her relationships.
Weight, Height, and Body Measurements
The amazing star has caught the attention of her many fans not only by her excellent performances but also by her incredible beauty. Simona is a very gorgeous and attractive lady. She has a slim bodybuild and impeccable body measurements (breasts-waist-hips) of 37-26-37 inches.
Her natural burst is very obvious which led her to undergo breast reduction and now she wears a bra of size 34C. Her initial bra size was 34DD. Halep is tall, standing at 5 feet 7 inches and weighing 60 kg (132 lbs). Her dress size is 4 (US) and her shoe/feet size is 11 (US).