Simona Halep Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 15 Aug, 2017
Facts of Simona Halep
Date of Birth: 1997 , September-27
Age: 23 years old
Birth Nation: Romania
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Simona Halep
Father Steve Halep
Mother Tania Halep
Nationality Romanian
Birth Place/City Romania
Ethnicity White
Profession Tennis player
Net Worth $14 million
Weight in KG 132 lbs
Boyfriend Horia Tecau
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Synopsis

Simona Halep is a Romanian professional tennis player known for her aggressive baseline style. She won her first six WTA titles in the same year and was named WTA’s Most Improved Player in 2013.

Early Life and Education

The proficient player was born on September 27, 1997, in Romania. She holds Romanian nationality and belongs to White American ethnicity. She grew up in Aromanian descent family and was raised by her mother Tania Halep and father Steve Halep. She has a sibling named Nicolae.

Halep received her early education from Junior High School and began tennis at the younger age. Her father was a former football player at Sageata Stejaru and now owns a dairy products factory.

Career

Simona Halep started playing tennis from her early age and participated in the junior competitions in the year 2008. Then at the Ronald Garros Junior Championships, she went the main draw as the 9th speed.  Later she also started entering senior developmental ITF Tournaments in the spring and won two smaller ITF $10,000 tournaments against Elena Bogdan and then against Stephaine Vongsouthi.

Halep continued to play on the ITF circuit for the entirety of 2009. And she continued her success turn after turn. Then making her first attempt to qualify for the senior Grand Slam tournament at the Roland Garros and defeated 17th speed Michaella Krajicek in her first match.

In the year 2010-2012, she entered the Australian Open but was not successful to win the game. She was ranked 166 in the world of April 5th, 2010. In May 2010 she qualified for her first ever Grand Slam main draw at the French Open by defeating Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the final round of qualifying.

The reassuring player won two WTA titles on different surfaces and became the first Romanian women to do so and was also awarded as WTA most improved player of the year. She ended 2014 reaching the top 2 position.

Personal Life

The 25-years-old player was linked with several boys but recently she is dating a Romania tennis player named Horia Tecau. There’s a rumor that the couple is planning for their possible wedding but the official date of their marriage is not verified yet.

While she was at teenage it was difficult for her to play tennis because of her breast so did her surgery when she was 18. She explained that she hates her breast as it interferes her during tennis playing process and in reality, she doesn't like the weight and it makes her uncomfortable while playing.

She also experienced a back pain and after the surgery, she moved up constantly in the world rankings reaching the No.2 position in 2014.

Net Worth

As she is involved in several games and is supported by various brands which helped her to add up her net worth, her net worth is reported to be around $14 million. She has made more than $18.5 million from her prize money in her total career.

Halep made around $6.8 million in 2015 from her prize money and endorsement amount. She has the sponsorship deal with famous brands like Adidas, Wilson and many other Romanian brands.

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