Tennis-Wimbledon champion Simona HalepReuters | London | Updated: 13-07-2019 19:51 IST | Created: 13-07-2019 19:48 IST
Started playing at the age of four Turned pro in 2006
* Announced herself to the world in 2013, claiming six WTA titles -- in Nuremberg, 'S-Hertogenbosch, Budapest, New Haven, Moscow, and Sofia. Finished the season at number 11. * Won two WTA titles in 2014 at Doha and Bucharest. Finished runner-up in three more events, including the French Open where she was beaten by Maria Sharapova in the final. Reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon. Ranking climbed to number three.
* Triumphed in Shenzhen, Dubai and Indian Wells in 2015. Reached the semi-finals at the U.S. Open and the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. Finished the year ranked number two. * Claimed three WTA titles in 2016, in Madrid, Bucharest and Montreal. A quarter-finalist at Wimbledon and U.S. Open.
* Reached number one for the first time in 2017 and won the Madrid title. Lost in the French Open final to Jelena Ostapenko. Reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon. * Beaten by Caroline Wozniacki the 2018 Australian Open final.
* Dropped only one set throughout the tournament to claim her first Wimbledon title.
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