Simona Halep

Halep Passes Hercog Test At Prague Open

STARNBERG, August 11, 2020 A busy Tuesday at the Prague Open was headlined by the top three players of the WTA International Event. No. 1 seed Simona Halep celebrated a successful return to the circuit with a 6-1, 1-6, 7-6(3) […]

Halep Pulls Out Of Palermo; Organizers Not Too Happy

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 2 Simona Halep has withdrawn from the Palermo Ladies Open, scheduled to re-launch the WTA tour beginning August 3 in Palermo, Italy. She cited coronavirus concerns for her reason to not come […]

Reports: Halep To Skip US Open

STARNBERG, June 16, 2020 Simona Halep announced on Tuesday that she will not be playing this year’s US Open and the Asian swing due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The 2019 Wimbledon champion kicked off preparations and revealed that in […]

Halep: Strong Concerns About Playing In US Open

WASHINGTON, Jun 12, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Much of the conversation about whether or not there should be a US Open later this summer has focused on comments made by Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Both have expressed reservations about […]

Can Playing In Empty Stadiums Be Conducive To Quality Tennis?

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) With professional tennis at a virtual standstill for more than a month from the novel coronavirus pandemic – there will be no tournaments before July 13 at the earliest – one possible solution being […]

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 […]