Simona Halep is a professional tennis player from Romania. She was born in Constanta in September, 1991. She completed her schooling from Scoala Gimnaziala Nr. 30 Gheorghe Titeica school and also went to sports school. She also attended university to pursue her undergraduate level education. She started playing tennis at the age of four years. Her brother was her inspiration to play tennis at the age of six years.
Her father Stere Halep played soccer and had a dairy farm. It was her mother who dreamt her daughter to become a successful tennis player and win the Wimbledon trophy. She began her career in 2008 and began by playing in the Notting Hill tennis club. She took part in the Australian Open Junior Championship but lost. She got her first winning trophy at Trofeo Bonfiglio Cup and then won the Roland Garros Junior Championship in 2008.
Simona Halep Career Details
After she started playing the International Tennis Federation senior development tournaments, she became championship in four of them. In 2009 she underwent breast reduction surgery in order to play better and improve her agility to build quick reflexes during a match. This is considered by her as the biggest sacrifice towards her career in sports. Some of the other big tournaments she participated include Australian Open, Barcelona Ladies Open, French Open, WTA Tour, BGL Luxembour Open-Singles, Rogers Cup, Wimbledon Champions and US Open.
In most of the tournaments she initially did not manage to win. 2013 was remarkable for her career as she defeated the world no 4 and no.1 players in the Italian Open. Simona became the only player after Steffi Graf to have 6 WTA victories in a year and became world no. 11 in 2013. She has a little setback in 2016 due to injuries but was ranked as the #1 women’s player in October 2017. After facing a defeat in 2018, she came back with a sound victory against Serena Williams in 2019 at Wimbledon. She was the first Romanian player to win the Wimbledon trophy.
Simona Halep Net Worth
Simona’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million and earned more than $33 million prize money in her career at 28 years. Her collection of cars includes Mercedes AMG C 63S Cabriolet, a Mercedes GLE 450 AMG, a Mercedes CLS AMG, a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS and a Range Rover. She was the fourth richest female athlete in the world as of the year 2020.
Simona Halep Boyfriend And Husband
Simona kept her personal life private but recently she has made her relationship with her boyfriend Toni Iuruc official as she began dating from 2018. She went through some media rumors about her dating terms with tennis player Radu Barbu. Toni and Simona made their relationship official while dining at Constanta, Romania and having fun on a jetski in the Black Sea.
Toni was married twice before, first with a model, Arina and then with Liana. Both his marriages lasted for a short time span. In both cases separation took place due to infidelity.
Other Details About Simona Halep
Simona was good at studies and math was her favorite subject. She mentioned in an interview that she would have become a mathematician if she was not a tennis player.
Her favorite workout is yoga and favorite place of visit is Paris. She follows a strict workout routine but does not do weight lifting so that her body remains slim. Her favorite was Roger Federer but she idolized Justine Henin and Andrei Pavel.