Simona Halep Player Profile
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.
- Nationality: ROU
- Date Of Birth: September 27, 1991
- Became Pro: 2008
- Height: 1.68 m
|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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