Simona Halep

Simona Halep

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Birthday
Birthplace
Constanta, Romania

Simona Halep is a Romanian athlete. Simona Halep is a tennis player from Romania who is the No.1 player of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). Similarly, she won the WTA’s Fan Favorite Singles Player’ honor in the same year.

Early Life and Childhood

Simona Halep was born on 27th September 1991 and is currently 29 years old. Being born in late September, her zodiac sign is Libra. Likewise, Simona was born in Constanta, Romania, and holds Romanian citizenship. Similarly, talking about her ethnicity and religion, she belongs to a Caucasian ethnic group and follows Christianity. Likewise, Simona was born to Steve Halep but the name of her mother is not available. Similarly, her father Steve was a former football player who used to run a dairy product business.

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Caption: Simona with her parents. Source: Instagram

Likewise, Simona has two siblings, one older brother whose name is Nicolae Halep, and one sister whose name is Luminita. Furthermore, talking about her childhood, Simona has been playing tennis since a very young age. Likewise, she got coaching from Loans San who is a local tennis coach in Constanta. Similarly, she also got her initial training from players including Andrei Mlendea, Adrian Marcu, and Firicel Tomai.

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Caption: Graduation picture of Simona. Source: Instagram

Additionally, her parents also hired Belgian coach Wim Fissette to train her in January 2014. However, later she quit the training under him. Followed by this, Romanian coach Victor Ionita became her coach. Likewise, coaching consultant Thomas Hogdtedt helped her for the first three tournaments of the match of 2015. Similarly, Darren Cahill became her full-time coach in November 2015. Moreover, at present, Teo Cercel is her fitness coach and her manager is Virginia Ruzici. Furthermore, talking about her educational background, Simona has not given much about her educational qualification in the media.

Professional Life

Talking about her professional life, Simona is an athlete by profession. Likewise, she started playing tennis at a very young age. Similarly, she was only 17 years old when she took part in the junior competitions and became the main draw as the ninth seed at the ‘Roland Garros Junior Championships’. She also took part in the senior developmental ‘International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournament in the spring winning over $10,000.

Similarly, in the year 2009, Simona won $50,000 in a tournament in Makardka qualifying for a ‘Grand Slam’ at the Roland Garros. Followed by this, in the same year, she won ‘ITF tournament in Maribor winning $25,000. Likewise, she then came to the semifinals of the indoor on the ‘ITF’ tournament in Minsk, Belarus, Opole, Poland. However, she lost during the ‘Australian Open’ in the year 2010. She was then qualified for the Barcelona Ladies Open She then did the main draw ‘US Open’ and lost there.

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Caption: Simona named as the 2018 ITF World Champion. Source: Instagram

Followed by this, at the 2010 Australian Open she lost. During the Andalucia Tennis Experience, she got a breakthrough by winning three matches qualifying for the Barcelona Ladies Open. She then became into qualification for Grand Slam, French Open, US Open, Australian Open. Likewise, in the year 2014, she played on the Sydney International making no. 7 seed in a draw containing six at the ‘WTA’s top 10 players.

Achievements and Awards

Moreover, Simona being an athlete has made many achievements in her life. Likewise, she won her first ‘WTA’ doubles title at the ‘Shenzhen’ tournament. Even though she lost the Australian Open but won the French Open title the same year. Similarly, Simona won her first Wimbledon defeating seven-time champion Serena Williams in the finals in the year 2019. Followed by this, in February 2014, she played at the ‘Qatar Open’ to winning six straight sets and the first-ever ‘Premier 5’ tournament.

Ultimately, she got to feature on the list of the top five players, and she became the highest-ranked Romanian in the history of ‘WTA’. Likewise, Simona is also the first player since Martina Hingis to reach a ‘Grand Slam’ final without losing a set. Similarly on the 2014 ‘Bucharest Open,’ Simona won the final in straight sets and secured the second title of the year. Likewise, she gradually rose to the second position in the women’s rankings of the ‘WTA’. Moreover, she became the first Romanian player to win the senior Wimbledon singles title.

Net worth

Talking about her net worth and earning, Simona is an athlete. She has been making a decent amount of earnings and net worth from her career. Likewise, she has a net worth of around $40 million.

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Caption: Picture of Simona in Rexona commercial. Source: Instagram

Relationship status

Regarding her relationship status, Simona is straight and in a marital relationship. She tied the knot with her fellow Romanian tennis player Horia Tecau. Their wedding was in a private ceremony with only close friends and family. Likewise, they have a lovely daughter together.

Body Measurement and Social Media

Simona is a professional tennis player and being an athlete, she is very fit and has a good physique. Likewise, she stands 5 feet 6 inches (66 inches) tall and weighs around 60 kg. Similarly, as she has a fit body type and her body measurement is 34-28-36 inches. Likewise, she has fair skin with moss green pair of eyes and medium ash blonde hair color.

Reflecting upon her social media presence, Simona is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Likewise, her Facebook account is @simonahalep and has 1.8 million followers in it. Similarly, Simona has 1.6 million followers on her @simonahalep account on Instagram. Moreover, this professional tennis player is also popular on Twitter. She joined Twitter in July 2014 and has 404.6k followers in her @Simona_Halep account.