Romanian-born tennis prodigy and current world No. 1 Simona Halep has made the rounds since her breakthrough in 2013. Her aggressive baseline technique has put her on the list of the best tennis players of all time. After winning six women’s tennis association titles, she moved into the mainstream in 2013. Halep was the most popular WTA player of the year from 2014 to 2015. She has been the most active female tennis player ten times in a row and is currently number one in the WTA rankings.
An interesting fact about Simona is that she is a very versatile player with unique techniques on grass, sand, hard court, and indoor courts. She started playing tennis at the age of four. Let’s take a quick look at Simona Halep’s biography, her career, her boyfriend, and her body measurements below.
Simona Halep’s Bio
The amazing star Simona Halep was born on 27 September 1991 in Constanta, Romania. Her parents Tania and Stere Halep are both of Romanian descent and her father was a former football player. He currently owns a factory for dairy products in Romania. The multi-talented player started playing tennis at the age of four. She grew up with her sister Luminita and an older brother who motivated her so much at that time. Her role models at that time were Andrej Pawel and Justine Henin. When she was sixteen years old, she moved to Bucharest, where she concentrated on her tennis career. Not much is known about her educational background.
The talented tennis prodigy began her career in 2008; she took part in the junior tennis competitions in Nottinghill and the Australian Junior Championships. She lost to Arantxa Rus in the final of the former and also lost to Jessica Moore in the final of the latter. Halep also took part in the Roland Garros Junior Championship and finished first in the Romanian final. She later took part in the ITF Senior Development tournaments and won $10,000 at tournaments in Bucharest.
Halep started her professional career in 2010 when she competed in the Australian Open, but lost to Stephanie Foretz in the first qualifying round. She made her breakthrough the same year after reaching the final of the Andalucia Tennis Experience in Spain. Although she lost to Flavia Pennetta, she booked a place at the 2010 Barcelona Ladies Open as well as the French Open. The following year she took part in the Grand Slam and in 2011 she lost to Serena Williams in the second round at Wimbledon.
Simona Halep continued to take part in several competitions and in 2013 she won six WTA titles on different surfaces such as grass, sand, hard court, and indoor. In the same year, she also won the WTA Most Improved Player Award and the ESPN Center Court’s Most Improved Player Award.
Continuous Career Success
Halep took part in the Qatar Open in 2014 and beat Angelique Kerber to win her first-ever Premier 5 tournament. She defeated Roberta Vinci and won 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) at the Hard Court Even Event in Dubai. At the US Open, she reached the semi-finals and finally 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 final in Beijing, she eventually lost to the winner Shuai Zhang. The following year became the highlight of her career. After an outstanding performance, Halep was placed first in the WTA 2017 rankings.
In 2018 she still holds the number 1 position. She defeated Katerina Siniakova and won the title at the Shenzhen Open. Halep also won her first WTA double title and lost in the final of the Australian Open against Caroline Wozniacki in three sets.
Who is Her Boyfriend?
Many fans have been longing to know who is the friend of the current world number one tennis prodigy Simona Halep. She has kept her private life under the curtain for a long time and has thus found a balance between professional and private life. Halep has been associated with Romanian tennis players like Horia Tecau and Radu Barbu. There is a rumor that the star is said to have recently married Horia Tecau at a secret wedding. However, there is no proof of whether this is true or not.
Halep was spotted together with Radu Barbu last November during a holiday in Portofino, Italy. After Halep’s defeat by Maria Sharapova at the US Open, she turned to Barbu for consolation. Many of her pictures were on everyone’s lips on social media. Barbu moved to the USA 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 is currently working as a young tennis development consultant in Romania. Apparently, Simona Halep is currently single and not yet married. We hope to keep you informed as soon as we have reliable information about their relationship.
Weight, Height, and Body Measurements
The amazing star has attracted the attention of her numerous fans not only by her outstanding performances but also by her incredible beauty. Simona is a very pretty and attractive lady. She has a slim build and impeccable body measurements (breasts-waist-hip) of 37-26-37 inches.
Her natural outbreak is very obvious, which caused her to undergo a breast reduction and now she wears a bra size 34C. Her original bra size was 34DD. Halep is tall, stands at 5 feet 7 inches, and weighs 60 kg (132 lbs). Her dress size is 4 (US) and the shoe/foot size is 11 (US).