Simona Halep Player Profile

Simone Halep: Semi-finalist 12 months ago

Simone Halep: Semi-finalist 12 months ago

Last year's semi-finalist will be out to go at least one better at Wimbledon this season.

While the Romanian has been one of the big WTA improvers over the past couple of years, a poor grasscourt record meant her run in SW19 12 months ago came as something of a surprise.

She eventually lost to Eugenie Bouchard but that run will give her some confidence for this year's tournament.

However, as top seed for the recent warm-up event in Birmingham, Halep suffered a quarter-final defeat to Kristina Mladenovic. She'll likely look to the early rounds as a chance to build momentum and will be keen to avoid an early exit which was her fate at the recent French Open where she lost in round two.

That result concluded a rather disappointing claycourt campaign by Halep's standards. She didn't win a title which means her last trophy came back at Indian Wells in March.

An impressive ball striker, Halep's game has few weaknesses but whether she can mount another serious title challenge in a field of this quality remains to be seen.

Simona Halep

  • Nationality: ROU
  • Date Of Birth: September 27, 1991
  • Became Pro: 2008
  • Height: 1.68 m
Recent Results
Date Opponent Tournament Round Result Score
02/07/15 S Hsieh & F Pennetta All England Lawn Tennis Championships R1 Lost 4-6, 1-6
30/06/15 J Cepelova All England Lawn Tennis Championships R1 Lost 7-5, 4-6, 3-6
19/06/15 K Mladenovic WTA Aegon Classic QF Lost 2-6, 6-0, 7-64
18/06/15 K Koukalova WTA Aegon Classic R3 Won 1-6, 3-6
16/06/15 N Broady WTA Aegon Classic R2 Won 4-6, 2-6
27/05/15 M Lucic-Baroni French Open R2 Lost 5-7, 1-6
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Simona Halep News

Simona Halep crashed out of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham.

Halep out of Aegon Classic

Top seed Simona Halep is out of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham after a quarter-final loss to Kristina Mladenovic.

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