Showing posts with label Simona Halep. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Simona Halep. Show all posts

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Radwanska surprises number one Halep

Radwanska surprises number one Halep
Radwanska surprises number one Halep

Agnieszka Radwanska stunned world number one Simona Halep in the third round of the Miami Open, winning 3-6 6-2 6-3 on Saturday.

The Pole, who won in Miami in 2012, had not posted back to back victories since January.

Halep's loss was the second consecutive tournament in which the Romanian had not made it to the final. She was eliminated in the semi-finals at Indian Wells last week, losing 6-3 6-0 to eventual champion Naomi Osaka of Japan.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Halep wins tough 3-setter in Miami

Halep wins tough 3-setter in Miami
Halep wins tough 3-setter in Miami

Simona Halep struggled to post a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 second-round win over Oceane Dodin in their first career meeting at the Miami Open on Thursday.

Halep allowed the 98th-ranked Dodin to break her serve on six of seven opportunities she presented in the match, which lasted more than two hours.

"I played bad, but you have these days, and when you don't give up, is the most important thing," said Halep, who broke a racket in frustration during the match. "I think that's why I won today, because I didn't give up.''

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Osaka stuns Halep, reaches Indian Wells final

Osaka stuns Halep, reaches Indian Wells final
Osaka stuns Halep, reaches Indian Wells final

Naomi Osaka crushed Simona Halep 6-3 6-0 in the semi-final at BNP Paribas Open.

Osaka's defeat of the top-seeded Halep stood out as the bigger of the two upsets, which played out under the lights on a chilly night in the California desert city of Indian Wells.

The Romanian had won all three of her previous meetings with the emerging Japanese player and looked poised to make a run to reclaim the title she won in 2015, but instead put in a puzzling performance full of uncharacteristic errors and little fight.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Venus, Halep win, Wozniacki upset at Indian Wells

Venus, Halep win, Wozniacki upset at Indian Wells

Venus Williams defeated Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 7-6 (8), 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday as the oldest woman in the draw.

The 37-year-old American was coming off a straight-set victory over younger sister Serena a night earlier, ending a three-match skid against her sibling.

"It was a quick turnaround from last night when it feels like, 'Hey, this is a final to you're only in the fourth round,'" Williams said on court.

Playing under cloudy skies in 80-degree heat, Williams had her hands full with Sevastova, who used drop shots, top spin, lobs and jerked her 10-years-older opponent side to side.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Video: Simona Halep Indian Wells Pre-Tournament Press

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Video: Simona Halep Indian Wells Pre-Tournament Press

Simona Halep chats with the press ahead of her first round match at the 2018 BNP Paribas Open.

Halep battles through at Indian Wells

Halep battles through at Indian Wells
Halep battles through at Indian Wells

Simona Halep defeated Caroline Dolehide 1-6, 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 at Indian Wells.

Halep came from behind to beat Dolehide in the third round of the WTA hardcourt tournament as she is trying to repeat her success in the California desert in 2015 when she lifted the trophy.

"In the end, I think I was stronger in the legs," Halep said. "Also when I had to finish the points, I did. I'm really, really happy about this victory. It was tough down there."

Monday, February 26, 2018

Halep reclaims world number one ranking

Halep reclaims world number one ranking
Halep reclaims world number one ranking

Simona Halep has reclaimed the world number one ranking from Caroline Wozniacki, despite pulling out of last week's Dubai Championships due to a foot injury.

Wozniacki, who was defending more points, was also absent in the United Arab Emirates. Halep is now over 400 points clear of the second-placed Dane.

Garbine Muguruza is third after reaching the semi-finals in Dubai. Dubai champion Elina Svitolina, from Ukraine, remains fourth.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Halep signs with Nike

Halep signs new sponsorship deal

Simona Halep has signed a deal with Nike after playing without a sponsor in Melbourne.

Halep made the announcement Monday on her Facebook account. She posted a photo with the caption, ''Just Do It. I just did it.''

Halep wore a red unbranded dress in last month's final, leading to some jokes on social media. She said she bought the dress online.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Video: Simona Halep is her own motivation | Australian Open 2018

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Video:Simona Halep is her own motivation | Australian Open 2018

Simona Halep explains how she maintains razor sharp focus and the world number one ranking.

Video: Halep vs Bouchard: Coin Toss Epsiode 4 | Australian Open 2018

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Australian Open 2018 analyst show the Coin Toss episode 4: Simona Halep vs Eugenie Bouchard.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Video: Halep v Aiava match highlights (1R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Simona Halep v Destanee Aiava match highlights (1R) | Australian Open 2018

Highlights from Simona Halep's victory over Australian Destanee Aiava in the first round of the 2018 Australian Open.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Video: Simona Halep press conference (1R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Simona Halep press conference (1R) | Australian Open 2018

Simona Halep addresses her injuries and how it will effect her play at the Australian Open 2018.

Video: Simona Halep on court interview (1R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Simona Halep on court interview (1R) | Australian Open 2018

Simona Halep speaks following her first-round victory on Day 2.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Simona Halep hospitalised with dehydration

Simona Halep hospitalised with dehydration
Simona Halep hospitalised with dehydration

Simona Halep spent four hours in hospital receiving treatment for dehydration in the aftermath of her Australian Open final defeat to Caroline Wozniacki.

Tournament officials were forced to explain why the roof at the Rod Lever Arena was left open despite the hot and humid conditions in Melbourne.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Caroline Wozniacki wins Australian Open after beating Simona Halep

Caroline Wozniacki wins Australian Open after beating Simona Halep

Caroline Wozniacki held firm to shake off a tenacious challenge from Simona Halep, edging a classic Australian Open final 7-6(2) 3-6 6-4 to claim her first grand slam title on Saturday.

After a captivating tussle played out in stifling humidity at a floodlit Rod Laver Arena, the Dane stood firm in a see-saw final set to claim the thriller when Halep wavered on serve.

"It's not easy to talk now but first of all I want to congratulate Caroline, she played amazing.... It's been a great tournament to me. Of course I'm sad I couldn't win today but Caroline was better than me," Halep told the crowd during the presentation ceremony.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Watch Wozniacki vs Halep Australian Open final Live Streaming Online

Watch Wozniacki vs Halep Australian Open final Live Streaming Online

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Women's final
Simona Halep vs Caroline Wozniacki

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Video: Simona Halep Australian Open 2018 pre-tournament press conference

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Video: Simona Halep Australian Open 2018 pre-tournament press conference

World No. 1 Simona Halep has big plans for 2018.

Video: Simona Halep profile at Australian Open 2018

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Video: Simona Halep profile at Australian Open 2018

Heading into the Australian Open as world No.1, will Halep capture her first major title in Melbourne?

Wozniacki vs. Halep in Australian Open 2018 final

Wozniacki vs. Halep in Australian Open 2018 final

For the second time in the tournament, Simona Halep faced match points and knew one mistake would mean an exit from the Australian Open and the likely loss of her No. 1 ranking.

For the second time in just over a week, she attacked rather than take the safe approach. The 26-year-old Romanian saved two match points and needed four of her own against 2016 champion Angelique Kerber before winning 6-3, 4-6, 9-7 in the semifinals.

Halep will face No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki in the final on Saturday, with one of them guaranteed to win a first Grand Slam title. The winner will also be No. 1 when the next rankings are released. Wozniacki, who beat Elise Mertens 6-3, 7-6 (2) in 1 1/2 hours in the first semifinal, hasn't held the top ranking in six years.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Halep defeats Siniakova to win Shenzhen Open title

Halep defeats Siniakova  to win Shenzhen Open title
Halep defeats Siniakova to win Shenzhen Open title

Simona Halep beat defending champion Katerina Siniakova 6-1, 2-6, 6-0 in the final of the Shenzhen Open.

Halep coasted through the first set, breaking Siniakova twice in a dominant start in which she lost just seven points on serve.

Siniakova found her rhythm in the second set, breaking in the fourth game to move 3-1 ahead.