Simona Halep

In Pics: Tennis stars end COVID-19 quarantine, hit Adelaide courts

World number one Novak Djokovic pulled out of an Adelaide exhibition because of a blistered hand on Friday before appearing on court to play a set after all, helping his compatriot Filip Krajinovic beat Jannik Sinner. Djokovic was scheduled to kick off the 'Day at the Drive' event in front of a crowd of 4,000 at Adelaide’s Memorial Drive Tennis Club but pulled out minutes before he was due on court and was replaced by Krajinovic. Here's a collection of pics from the first exhibition tennis event from down under...

Jan 29, 2021, 17:36 PM IST

Simona Halep claims Rome title after Karolina Pliskova retires with injury

Victory gave Halep her first title in Rome and her third consecutive title of the year after wins in Dubai -- before the COVID-19 hiatus -- and Prague last month.

Sep 21, 2020, 22:00 PM IST

World No.2 Simona Halep latest to pull out of US Open

The US Open, which will be the first Grand Slam of the year for players amid coronavirus,is slated to take place from August 31 to September 13.


Aug 17, 2020, 20:17 PM IST

Simona Halep withdraws from Palermo Ladies Open, leaves organisers 'profoundly disappointed'

The Palermo Ladies Open is slated to take place in Italy from August 3 to August 9.

Jul 26, 2020, 21:28 PM IST

I am now the defending champion for two years, says Simona Halep after postponement of Wimbledon due to coronavirus COVID-19

The WTA Tour and ATP Tour have been shut down until the middle of July, at least, but Halep is geared up for a longer suspension of the season, possibly the whole year.

Apr 04, 2020, 22:59 PM IST

Injured Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber pull out of Indian Wells

The tournament is the season`s first Premier Mandatory event and Romanian Halep, the reigning Wimbledon champion, has not shaken off a foot problem.

Mar 07, 2020, 18:15 PM IST

Garbine Muguruza knocks out Simona Halep from Australian Open

Muguruza will now look to clinch her third major title of the season against 14th-seeded and American player Sofia Kenin.

Jan 30, 2020, 14:03 PM IST

Simona Halep thrashes Anett Kontaveit to reach Australian Open semifinals, goes shopping

Simona Halep needed just 53 minutes to thrash Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6-1 6-1 to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open on Wednesday, a whirlwind victory that gives the fourth seed more time to go "shopping". The two-times Grand Slam champion had not lost a set in her previous two meetings with Kontaveit and the quarter-final was no different, the 28th seed managing just one breakpoint on former world number one Halep`s serve.

Jan 29, 2020, 13:07 PM IST

Garbine Muguruza books a place in Australian Open semifinals, faces Simona Halep

Garbine Muguruza stormed back into the Grand Slam big time with an emphatic 7-5 6-3 win over Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to reach her first Australian Open semifinal on Wednesday. The twice Grand Slam champion will meet former finalist Simona Halep on Thursday for a place in the title match after another confidence-building performance at Melbourne Park on a sunbathed Rod Laver Arena.

Jan 29, 2020, 13:00 PM IST

Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber race into Australian Open fourth round

Halep will now square off with Belgian tennis player Elise Mertens in the next round. 

Jan 25, 2020, 17:17 PM IST

Simona Halep to play in China Open despite back problem

Romanian tennis star Simon Halep, who was recently forced to retire from the Wuhan Open due to a chronic back problem, has confirmed her participation for this week's China Open. 

Sep 28, 2019, 15:12 PM IST

Venus Williams makes first-round exit at Wuhan Open

Elsewhere, former US Open winner Sloane Stephens of America survived a scare against China's Zhang Shuai to book her place in the second round with 7-5, 6-4 victory. 

Sep 23, 2019, 12:39 PM IST

Australia's Ashleigh Barty maintains top spot in unchanged WTA rankings

Czech's Karolina Pliskova is standing at the third place ahead of Romania's Simona Halep and Dutch tennis star Kiki Bertens in this week's unchanged top 10, Sport24 reported. 

Jul 23, 2019, 10:25 AM IST

Wimbledon champion Simona Halep enjoys Romania's adulation

Halep, 27, became the first Romanian to win a Wimbledon singles title after stunning seven-times champion Serena Williams 6-2 6-2 in the 56-minute match final on Saturday.

Jul 15, 2019, 22:57 PM IST

Simona Halep storms past Serena Williams to lift Wimbledon title

The 27-year-old hardly broke a sweat as she eased past Williams 6-2, 6-2 in a one-sided final of the women's singles event that lasted just 56 minutes. 

Jul 13, 2019, 20:09 PM IST

Serena Williams and Simona Halep chase milestones in Wimbledon final

No matter who wins the title decider on Centre Court, the one thing for certain is that it will be a historic occasion.

Jul 12, 2019, 21:16 PM IST

Simona Halep eases past Elina Svitolina to reach first Wimbledon final

Halep had reached the last four without facing a seed and had been expected to be severely tested in the semi-final considering she had lost four of her seven meetings against Svitolina.

Jul 11, 2019, 19:26 PM IST

Simona Halep steers steady path into Wimbledon semis

Seventh-seed Halep will now face either number eight seed Elina Svitolina or unseeded Karolina Muchova as she bids to reach the final for the first time having lost to Eugenie Bouchard in the last four in 2014.

Jul 09, 2019, 21:14 PM IST

Cori 'Coco' Gauff,15, loses against Halep to crash out of Wimbledon

Coco Gauff`s dream Wimbledon run came to an abrupt end on Monday when the consistency of seventh seed and former world number one Simona Halep proved a step too far for the 15-year-old American, who went down 6-3 6-3.

Jul 08, 2019, 21:13 PM IST

Cori Gauff faces toughest challenge at Wimbledon as Simona Halep awaits

The 15-year-old's popularity has soared off the charts in a memorable week at the All England Club.

Jul 08, 2019, 14:37 PM IST