Simona Halep Current Affairs - 2019
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Simona Halep of Romania beats Serena Williams of United States with 6-2, 6-2 in final to win Women’s Singles Wimbledon Title 2019. She dispatched 7-time Wimbledon Champion Serena Williams in just 56 minutes to clinch her 1st Wimbledon and 2nd Major title.
Simona Halep is now 1st Romanian to win singles crown at SW19 (the location i.e. South-West London 19 of Wimbledon tennis club). Earlier, mercurial Ilie Nastase was a two-time finalist in 1972 and 1976.
She dropped only one set throughout tournament to claim her 1st Wimbledon title.
One of the biggest motivations for Simona Halep to win Wimbledon was to get a life-time membership of coveted All England Club.
For Serena, it was a 3rd successive loss in Major final since her return from maternity. She is still one short of Margaret Court’s record of 24 Majors.
About Simona Halep
The 27 Year old is born on 27 September 1991 in Constanta, Romania.
Simona’s Grand Slam titles (2): French Open in 2018; Wimbledon in 2019
Won her 1st Grand Slam title after falling at final hurdle 3 times- Roland Garros (2014, 2017) and Australian Open (2018)
She became 1st Romanian to win Grand Slam crown since her manager Virginia Ruzici in Paris in 1978.
She claimed her 1st Grand Slam title at Roland Garros by defeating Sloane Stephens.
She made several changes to her coaching team and in 2019 her ranking dropped to 7th.
Tags: 2019 Wimbledon • All England Club • Roland Garros • Serena Williams • Simona Halep
Kiki Bertens of Netherlands beats Simona Halep of Romania in finals to win women’s singles title in Madrid Open tennis.
- Kiki Bertens won with surprise 6-4, 6-4 victory over Simona Halep. With this triumph she became first woman ever to win Madrid singles title championship without dropping a set.
- Kiki climbed to fourth in world rankings which is her career’s best till now. With this she became the highest-ranked Dutchwoman ever by climbing to World No 4.
- A victory would have allowed the third-ranked Simona to regain her world’s number one ranking (displacing Naomi Osaka).
NOTE: Madrid Open Tennis also known as the Mutua Madrid Open (as currently sponsored by Mutua Madrileña) is a joint men’s and women’s professional tennis tournament, held in Madrid (Spain’s Capital).