Simona Halep

Getting Up Close And Personal With Simona Halep

WASHINGTON, December 3, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) With pro tennis enjoying a brief respite following the completion of the pandemic-interrupted 2020 season – and just weeks before the 2021 season begins in Australia – Simona Halep has posted a near […]

Absolutely Thrashing, Halep Gains Revenge At Roland Garros

WASHINGTON, October 3, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) The best revenge is massive success and that’s what World No. 2 and French Open top seed Simona Halep is enjoying at Roland Garros. On Friday, Halep delivered a knock-out punch to 2019 Roland […]

Simona Halep: ‘It’s Nice To Be Back In Paris’

WASHINGTON, September 27, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 2 Simona Halep won the first of her two major titles at Roland Garros in 2018. This year, in the absence of last year’s champion, World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, and […]

Roland Garros Women’s Draw: Danger Lurking Everywhere

With World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, the reigning Roland Garros singles champion, not returning to defend her title due to coronavirus concerns, and newly crowned US Open titlist and No. 3 Naomi Osaka recovering from a hamstring injury suffered two weeks […]

Halep Wins First Rome Title After Pliskova Retires

WASHINGTON, September 21, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Top-seeded Simona Halep came out ready to play when she stepped out on Centrale for her Internazionali BNL d’Italia final against Karolina Pliskova Monday afternoon. Unfortunately, the same couldn’t be said for the defending champion […]

WTA Rome: A Nail Biter To The End Won By Halep

WASHINGTON, September 20 2020 (by Michael Dickens) It’s too bad there had to be a loser when top seed Simona Halep faced Garbiñe Muguruza in the first Internazionali BNL d’Italia women’s semifinal Sunday afternoon. The former No. 1 players and two-time Grand Slam winners […]

Halep, Pliskova Advance To Rome Quarterfinals

WASHINGTON, September 19, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Both top seed Simona Halep and No. 2 seed Karolina Pliskova, the defending champion, advanced to the quarterfinals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome on Friday. Each beat their respective opponents in straight sets […]

Simona Halep Opts Out Of US Open

WASHINGTON, August 18, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) A day after winning her second WTA singles title of the year, in Prague on clay, World No. 2 Simona Halep of Romania weighed “all the factors involved and with exceptional circumstances in which […]

US Open: Day Of Reckoning For Simona Halep

WASHINGTON, August 17, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 2 Simona Halep proved she still has game – even after a five-month imposed hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Sunday, Halep beat third seed and World No. 23 Elise […]

Halep Takes Prague Open Title

STARNBERG, August 16, 2020 Simona Halep is the champion of the 2020 Prague Open. The top seed of the WTA International Event defeated the tournament’s No. 3 Elise Mertens from Belgium 6-2, 7-5 in Sunday’s singles final. Halep broke her […]