Simona Halep

Simona Halep is a Romanian tennis player. As a singles player, she has won a total of twenty-four WTA tournaments, including two Grand Slams: the 2018 French Open and the 2019 Wimbledon tournament, the latter won for the first time by a Romanian tennis player. In the Slams he boasts three other finals, two of which were also in Paris in 2014 and 2017, another at the 2018 Australian Open, as well as three semi-finals at Wimbledon 2014, at the 2015 US Open and at the 2020 Australian Open. In 2014 he also reached the final of the Masters at the end of the year.

She was the twenty-fifth tennis player to reach the top of the world rankings and the twelfth to finish the season in that position twice, in 2017 and 2018. After a dominance that lasted almost a year (from February 26, 2018 to January 28, 2019), she handed over the top position to Naomi Osaka. She remained in the top 10 from January 27, 2014 (the year she appeared in the top ten) to August 8, 2021, spending a total of 373 consecutive weeks there. In August 2022, due to a failed doping test, she was suspended from activity and subsequently banned for four years in September 2023. With an income of over 39 million dollars, she is the third tennis player to have earned the most from the prize money offered by the Women's Tennis Association, behind only the Williams sisters.