Simona Halep

Simona Halep beats Elena Rybakina to win Dubai tennis Championship

Sat, 22 Feb 2020 - 09:22 GMT

No.1 seed Simona Halep has won her second Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title, after beating 20 –year- old Kazakh Elena Rybakina in Saturday's final.

Serena handed tough draw in quest for record 24th Slam

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 - 05:26 GMT

Serena Williams has been handed a challenging draw in her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, starting with Germany's Tatjana Maria in the first round.

Djokovic and Halep named 2018 ITF world champions

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 - 04:59 GMT

Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep were Thursday named as the 2018 ITF world champions by the governing body of global tennis.

Halep feels no pressure in quest for elusive Grand Slam

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 - 06:27 GMT

Halep meets Spain's Garbine Muguruza in a semi-final showdown on Thursday, bidding for a ticket to her third Roland Garros final in five years and her first Grand Slam win.

Halep rewarded for patience after risky start

Thu, 31 May 2018 - 06:00 GMT

The 83rd-ranked Riske won three games in her previous claycourt meeting with the twice Roland Garros runner-up but broke serve three times in taking the opening set.

Osaka stuns Halep as rising stars reach Indian Wells final

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 - 05:00 GMT

Japan's Naomi Osaka made short work of a subdued world number one Simona Halep on Friday, the unseeded 20-year-old racing to a 6-3 6-0 semi-final victory to set up a surprise BNP Paribas Open final against Daria Kasatkina.

Halep roars back to dismantle Pliskova

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 - 03:41 GMT

Top seed Simona Halep recovered from a slow start before racing away to a 6-3 6-2 victory over big-serving Czech sixth seed Karolina Pliskova in their Australian Open quarter-final on Wednesday.

Hard-working Halep learns from past meetings with Garcia

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 - 04:36 GMT

Simona Halep knew her first match as world number one would not be easy.

Tennis-Pliskova plays down pressure of top ranking

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 - 04:55 GMT

In a normal year, winning the U.S. Open would be a big enough carrot in itself to encourage the world’s best to give everything for the title.

Jelena Ostapenko stuns Simona Halep to win French Open

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 - 04:00 GMT

Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko stunned third seed Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday to win her maiden Grand Slam title

First among equals as Halep, Ostapenko eye French Open title

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 - 08:19 GMT

Simona Halep is targeting the world number one ranking in Saturday's French Open final but fast-rising Latvian upstart Jelena Ostapenko threatens to crash the Romanian's party