Romanian tennis player, Simona Halep, 1st WTA, turns 27 on Thursday. Halep has accomplished until now performances no other woman tennis player in Romania has achieved. She is currently on the top WTA rankings for 47 weeks, more than Maria Sharapova and Kim Clijsters together, digi24.ro reports.
Halep has won 18 WTA titles, one Grand Slam, Roland Garros in 2018.
Virgina Ruzici had won the same tournament 40 years ago.
She also reached the final of the 2014 WTA Finals, losing to Serena Williams in straight sets after having defeated her earlier in the tournament. Halep continued her success throughout the 2015 and 2016 seasons, winning 3 titles in each respective season (including 2 Premier Mandatory titles) and remaining within the Top 10.
Halep was the most clicked player on WTATennis.com for two consecutive years (2014–2015), when she was awarded the WTA Most Popular Player of the Year prize. After the 2017 Wimbledon Championships, Simona Halep became the active player with the most consecutive weeks within the Top 10. Halep has also won WTA’s Fan Favorite Singles Player in 2017.
She was given the award of Honorary Citizen of the city of Bucharest in 2018, wikipedia.org reads.