Is Simona Halep married? Yes, she is. Her husband’s name is Horia Tecau best known for being Romania tennis player. According to some wiki sites, the couple celebrated their wedding secretly where only a few close friends and relatives were invited. However, some online sources have claimed that the duo is in the living relationship only. Halep and her partner are blessed with a beautiful daughter whose picture is also uploaded on her Instagram profile. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Halep:
Who is Simona Halep?
She is a Romanian professional tennis player born on 27 September 1991, which makes the age of Simona Halep be 29 years old as of 2020. As of now, her ranking is No.3 on the WTA Tour. The tennis player is known for being the winner of 18 WTA singles titles and has also retained a WTA doubles title in her name. At the end of 2012, she was able to enter into the world’s top 50 and progressively reached the top 20 in mid-2013.
The beginning of 2014 was the most successful moment in her professional life as she was able to enter in the list of world’s top 10. She was awarded the title of 2013 Most Improved Player by ESPN Center Court. At the 2018 French Open, she grabbed the first major win in her career. Previously, she was lost in the French Open of 2014 & 2017 and also in 2018 Australian Open finals. After reaching the final of the 2014 WTA Finals, she lost the match to Serena Williams.
Simona Halep was the talk of the town when she turned as the WTATennis.com’ most clicked tennis player in 2014 and 2015. This also made her receive the WTA Most Popular Player of the Year. In 2017 and 2018, she also became the WTA’s Fan Favorite Singles Player and was also named as the most dominant tennis player of the year by ESPN network. Halep received the title of Honorary Citizen of Bucharest in 2018 for her special contributions.
Early Life and Education
Halep was born in 1991 and her place of birth is in Constanța, Romania. She was born to the parents named Stere Halep (father) and Tania Halep (mother). Talking more about her family background, she comes from the family of Aromanian descent and is a Romanian by nationality.
Her dad used to play for the Săgeata Stejaru in the lower leagues as a footballer and currently owns a dairy factory. She has memorable childhood days that’s he spent with her family including an elder brother named Nicolae. She grew up in idolizing Gheorghe Hagi and being inspired by her father, she has always been a football fan and an avid supporter of the Romania national team. She also admires popular footballers like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Simona Halep started playing tennis at the age of four inspired by her elder brother. She started practicing daily from the age of six which became the foundation of her sports improvement in her early days. She moved to Bucharest when she was 16 with an aim to enhance her tennis career. As a teenager, she was a great fan of tennis player/ coach Andrei Pavel and Justine Henin from Belgium.
Career and Professional Life
In 2008, Halep played for the junior championship and made a startling success by reaching the final in Notting Hill but unfortunately lost the match to Arantxa Rus. She also competed at the Australian Open Junior Championships where she lost in the semifinal to Jessica Moore. Later, she entered the senior developmental ITF tournaments and made her senior success by winning two smaller 10,000 USD tournaments in Bucharest against Elena Bogdan and Stéphanie Vongsouthi.
Halep defeated 17th seed Michaëlla Krajicek at Roland Garros for a senior Grand Slam tournament but lost to Vitalia Diatchenko in the next round. She turned as the winner of the $25,000 tournament in Maribor where she defeated Katalin Marosi in the final. Because of her weight and breast size, she encountered difficulties in her playing career for which she went through a breast reduction surgery. As per her, the surgery is one of her biggest single sacrifices for her professional tennis career. In 2010, she entered into the Australian Open where she lost in the qualifying match against French player Stéphanie Foretz.
On 5 April 2010, she was ranked as the world’s No. 166. She was qualified for Grand Slam main draw after defeating Bethanie Mattek-Sands in May 2010 for the French Open. After two months, she entered the main draw of the US Open. At the 2011 ASB Classic, she defeated Ayumi Morita and Elena Vesnina which made her entry into the quarterfinals. She was defeated by Anabel Medina Garrigues in the first round at the 2011 Estoril Open.
She defeated Alla Kudryavtseva at the 2011 French Open but in the second round, she lost to Samantha Stosur. She got victory over Bojana Jovanovski in the 2011 Wimbledon Championships but later lose to Serena Williams. She was top-seeded which made her reach the semifinals at the 2011 BCR Open Romania Ladies but lost to Laura Pous Tió.
Halep played against Kimiko Date-Krumm at the BGL Luxembourg Open where she lost to Anastasija Sevastova in the second round. In 2013, she was ranked No.2 in Romania is the world’s No. 47. She was lost in Hobart International, ASB Classic and Australian Open. She defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova who was two-time Grand Slam champion and Agnieszka Radwańska who was the world’s No.4 and also got victory over Jelena Janković who is former world No. 1. She became the winner of the award WTA’s Most Improved Player Of The Year in November 2013. The following month, she was named the 2013 Most Improved Player.
Halep started the year of 2014 by playing at the Sydney International. She became the No. 11 seed, she went for the Australian Open in Melbourne. She reached number 10 in the WTA Rankings after receiving the points from the Australian Open. She went to compete in the final of the Qatar Open where she got victory over Angelique Kerber on 16 February 2014. She upgraded her ranking to No. 5 after defeating Casey Dellacqua at the BNP Paribas Open. This made her set a record in her country to secure such a highest ranking in the WTA’s history. Overtaking Li Na, she turned as the world’s second on 11 August.
In 2015, she was initially ranked at No.3 and played for the Shenzhen Open and later went to compete at the Australian Open. In the 2015 WTA Finals, she was seeded No. 1 as Serena Williams wasn’t playing in Singapore. Halep got victory over Flavia Pennetta and secure three titles. In 2017, she played at the Shenzhen tournament and also went for the Australian Open where she was defeated by Shelby Rogers in the first round. She started her 2018’s season by gaining the win over the Shenzhen Open where she got victory over Aryna Sabalenka, Nicole Gibbs, Ying-Ying Duan and Irina-Camelia Begu and finally defeated Katerina Siniakova, the defending champion in the final. In partnership with Begu, she gained her first WTA doubles title.
Simona Halep is said to be married and her husband is a Romanian tennis player named Horia Tecau. He was born on January 19, 1985, which means Halep is 6 years elder in age. They have a daughter whose photographs are available on Halep’s Instagram account. In addition to tennis, she is a lifelong football lover which she revealed in FIFA’s interview.
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One more year is finished, the second in a row as number 1 in the world. I couldn’t ask for more, I couldn’t be happier actually. I can’t describe in words how I feel about this performance. Without my family, without my very close friends and without my team nothing could’ve been possible. I have special people around me and that’s why i was able to do these great results. Thanks so much to everyone. Thanks to my fans for being part of this beautiful journey and I look forward to another big challenge, next year!!! Thanks @dc10s for your great advice, for supporting me and for understanding me which is not always easy?☺️ Thanks @theoc1980 for your patience and understanding. Thanks @andrei_cristofor for keeping me healthy as much as possible. Thanks @andreipavel74 for your help this year!
Moving to her body measurements, Simona Halep has an average height of 5 feet 7 inches. She has a roster of fan-following not just only by her outstanding performance but also through her incredible beauty. This gorgeous lady is blessed with an impeccable body measurement measuring 37-26-37 inches.
She has undergone breast reduction surgery for her playing career comfort. Her bra size is 34C but prior to the operation, her bra size was 34DD. Her weight is now balanced according to her height weighing 60 kilograms. Halep’s dress size and feet size measures 4 and 11 respectively according to the United States measurement.
Salary and Net worth
Simona Halep has an estimated net worth of 14 million USD garnered from her successful tennis playing career. Regarding her career title, she has retained 18 WTA and 6 ITF in her name. On 9 October 2017, her ranking world’s No.1 in her single career. Her net worth is also contributed by her endorsement where she is working for Nike as its clothing sponsor since February 2018> before that, she was in the deal with Adidas. She has also entered into the contract for three years with Vodafone Romania. Since 2016, she has also been endorsing Hublot watches and is also serving Mercedes-Benz Romania as its brand ambassador.
Wiki and Facts
Being the world’s recognized tennis star, the biography of Simona Halep is prepared by most of the wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. Join her on Instagram @simonahalep where she has been followed by more than 1 million followers. She has operated her own website www.simonahalep.com. She is also available on Twitter @Simona_Halep with over 246k followers.