Tag: SIMONA HALEP
American Amanda Anisimova and Australian Ashleigh Barty will battle it out at the French Open semis after defeating champ Simona Halep.
Four of the survivors in French Open women's singles face the prospect of playing three days in a row to win the title after heavy rain washes out the day's action.
Simona Halep and Novak Djokovic continue their reign on the French Open as they demolish the competition to reach their respective quarter-finals.
Simona Halep will meet either Olympic champion Monica Puig or Polish teenager Iga Swiatek in the next round.
Tsurenko has never beaten defending champion Halep in seven career meetings.
Simona Halep will channel her inner child when she begins her French Open title defense against Ajla Tomljanovic on Tuesday, vowing to enjoy herself in the absence of the stifling pressure of previous campaigns in Paris.
If Simona Halep becomes a champ at the Madrid Open, she could return to the number one ranking.
Naomi Osaka said Simona Halep was getting really close to winning until she pulled out from the tournament due to a hip injury.
Simona Halep who has only played on clay in the Fed Cup so far this season, will now aim to return in time to play in Madrid and Rome next month.
The Romanian is the highest seed left in the draw following Naomi Osaka's 3rd-round exit.
The Romanian will meet Serena Williams next.
She will face 3-time Miami Open champion Venus Williams in the 4th round.
The 19-year-old will face either Elina Svitolina or Ashleigh Barty in the quarter-finals.
Service breaks are the order of the day as both traded 4 on the way to the 1st-set tiebreaker and 4 more to open the 2nd set.
Her win was her third victory over a top ten player in Doha this week, and her second over a Grand Slam champion.
Halep last defeated Svitolina in the 2017 French Open quarter-finals.
The Romanian closed out the win against Julia Goerge in just over 2 hours.
Simona Halep keeps a positive mental attitude by focusing on winning her matches instead of the race of the ranks.
The 37-year-old took a break from tennis after the birth of her daughter in 2017 and only returned last year.
The victory was a major step for Serena towards equalling Australian Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam wins.
The 37-year-old has not faced a player ranked one since returning from giving birth last year.
Meanwhile, Djokovic's victory means he is guaranteed to stay world number one when the new rankings are released after the tournament.
Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus is unseeded, but remains a threat.
Halep eventually downed Williams 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4 after two-and-a-half hours.