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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com

Simona Halep and Marius Copil named Romania’s best tennis players in 2018

World No.1 Simona Halep and Marius Copil were named the best tennis players of Romania in 2018 during the Romanian Tennis Gala organized on Tuesday evening, December 11, by the Romanian Tennis Federation (FRT).

“In 2018, the year when she won her first Grand Slam title in Paris - where she won the Roland Garros final, the year when she kept the top spot in the WTA ranking, Simona Halep is the best tennis player in the world and, of course, the ‘Athlete of the Year” in Romania,” FRT said in a press release.

Meanwhile, Marius Copil, who managed to enter the Top 100 ATP, received the Athlete of the Year award in the men’s category.

In addition, tennis players Irina Begu and Horia Tecau, two of Romania’s best players in doubles matches, were name Athletes of the Year in the doubles category. Moreover, Mihaela Buzarnescu got the award for the Most Spectacular Ascension in Women’s Tennis, after climbing from the 337th place in the WTA ranking two years ago to the 20th place this year. Monica Niculescu also got a special prize on Tuesday evening, for Longevity in Top 100 WTA.

The full list of awards is available here.

Halep, Buzarnescu, Tecau and Copil in Romania’s Olympic tennis team

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Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(photo source: Facebook / Federatia Romana de Tenis; photo by Cristina Hutu)

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Profile picture for user irina.popescu0
Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com

Simona Halep and Marius Copil named Romania’s best tennis players in 2018

World No.1 Simona Halep and Marius Copil were named the best tennis players of Romania in 2018 during the Romanian Tennis Gala organized on Tuesday evening, December 11, by the Romanian Tennis Federation (FRT).

“In 2018, the year when she won her first Grand Slam title in Paris - where she won the Roland Garros final, the year when she kept the top spot in the WTA ranking, Simona Halep is the best tennis player in the world and, of course, the ‘Athlete of the Year” in Romania,” FRT said in a press release.

Meanwhile, Marius Copil, who managed to enter the Top 100 ATP, received the Athlete of the Year award in the men’s category.

In addition, tennis players Irina Begu and Horia Tecau, two of Romania’s best players in doubles matches, were name Athletes of the Year in the doubles category. Moreover, Mihaela Buzarnescu got the award for the Most Spectacular Ascension in Women’s Tennis, after climbing from the 337th place in the WTA ranking two years ago to the 20th place this year. Monica Niculescu also got a special prize on Tuesday evening, for Longevity in Top 100 WTA.

The full list of awards is available here.

Halep, Buzarnescu, Tecau and Copil in Romania’s Olympic tennis team

Romanian tennis ace Simona Halep will start new season without a coach

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(photo source: Facebook / Federatia Romana de Tenis; photo by Cristina Hutu)

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