Simona Halep is a former World No.1 in women’s tennis. She reached her career-high ranking in October 2017. She has two grand slam titles, winning the French Open in 2018 and Wimbledon in 2019. In 2018, she was also the runner-up at the Australian Open. Throughout her career, she has made more than US$40 Million.
Simona Halep was born on September 27, 1991 in Constanța, Romania. She stands 168 cm tall and she is a right-handed player with a two-handed backhand. Her parents are of American descent. Her dad played football professionally for the lower division in Romania.
She is currently coached by Patrick Mouratoglou. She credits him for helping bring back her passion for tennis in 2022. She is third in all-time rankings and has earned US$40,123,437 throughout her professional career.
As a junior player, she won the 2008 French Open girl’s singles. In 2009, she appeared in the qualifiers for the women’s singles in Roland Garros but she did not make it to the main draw until 2010. She started getting top finishes in the Grand Slams around 2014. This year, she was in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, the finals of the French Open where she lost to Maria Sharapova, and the semifinals of Wimbledon.
In 2016, she reached the finals at the French Open again, this time losing to Jelena Ostapenko. Less than a year later, she reached the third grand slam finals of her career at the Australian Open where she was runner-up to Caroline Wozniacki.
Halep earned her first Grand Slam singles title at the French Open in 2018, beating Sloane Stephens. The following year, she won a title again, this time at Wimbledon where she beat Serena Williams.
In 2022, after she began working with her new coach, she made it to the semifinals of Wimbledon.
- Highest Singles Ranking: 1 (October9, 2017)
- Current Singles Ranking: 7 (August24, 2022)
Best Grand Slam Singles Performances
- Australian Open - F (2018)
- French Open - W (2018)
- Wimbledon - W (2019)
- US Open - SF (2015)
Other Singles Tournaments
- Tour Finals - F (2014)
- Olympic Games - 1R (2012)
- Highest Doubles Ranking: 71 (May15, 2017)
- Current Doubles Ranking: 489(August 24, 2022)
Best Grand Slam Doubles Performance
- Australian Open - 1R (2011, 2012,2013, 2014, 2021, 2022)
- French Open - 2R (2012)
- Wimbledon - 1R (2011, 2012, 2013,2015)
- US Open - 2R (2011)
Best Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Performances
- US Open - QF (2015)