Simona Halep

Watch A Serena-Venus Final Like It’s 1999, Again

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Imagine not too long ago, if somebody told you that your Saturday night entertainment would comprise of watching vintage tennis matches via YouTube videos, you probably would have laughed. However, pandemic times caused […]

Halep On Her Dubai Triumph: ‘I Wanted It Badly.’

DUBAI, February 23, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) One of the many positive takeaways from the 20th anniversary women’s singles final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in the Emirates, battled down to the wire by World No. 2 Simona […]

Halep Wins Gigantic Tussle Over Rybakina In Dubai

DUBAI, February 22, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 2 Simona Halep gave everything she had. So did her young opponent, Elena Rybakina. Both proved that in order to win, you have to fight for every ball. In a Dubai […]

Halep, Rybakina Power Their Way To Dubai Final

DUBAI, February 22, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) It’s been a difficult week for former champions at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Just ask defending champion Belinda Bencic and two-time winner Elina Svitolina (2017, 2018). Both lost in the first round earlier this week. One […]

Halep Versus Jabeur: An Epic In Dubai

DUBAI, February 20, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) It’s a shame that someone had to lose what turned out to be an extraordinarily entertaining – some are calling it an epic – match between top-seeded Simona Halep and Ons Jabeur, the […]

Pliskova In, WTA Finals Last Four Set

SHENZHEN, November 1, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) No. 2 seed Karolina Pliskova and No. 5 seed Simona Halep came into Friday’s final day of round-robin play at the Shiseido WTA Finals in Shenzhen, China, fighting for second place in the […]

Svitolina Advances To WTA Finals Last Four

SHENZHEN, October 30, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) Elina Svitolina came out strong and won 14 of the first 18 points – taking a 3-0 lead – and played solidly throughout her one hour and 39 minute match against Wimbledon champion Simona […]