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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 [email protected]

Romania’s Simona Halep tops 2018 WTA prize money ranking

Romanian tennis ace Simona Halep, who ends the second consecutive year as World No.1, is the player with the highest earnings in 2018 in the WTA circuit, namely USD 7.4 million, local Agerpres reported.

Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki ranks second with USD 6.65 million, followed by Japanese Naomi Osaka, the winner of this year’s US Open, with USD 6.39 million. The top five is completed by Ukrainian Elina Svitolina – USD 5.73 million and Germany’s Angelique Kerber – USD 5.68 million.

Simona Halep won her first Grand Slam title this year, at Roland Garros, as well as the Shenzhen and Montreal tournaments. She also played the Australian Open, Rome and Cincinnati finals. She was also named WTA player of the year.

Unfortunately, she couldn’t compete at this year’s WTA Finals in Singapore due to a back injury that has kept her off the court at the last tournaments this year.

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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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 [email protected]

Romania’s Simona Halep tops 2018 WTA prize money ranking

Romanian tennis ace Simona Halep, who ends the second consecutive year as World No.1, is the player with the highest earnings in 2018 in the WTA circuit, namely USD 7.4 million, local Agerpres reported.

Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki ranks second with USD 6.65 million, followed by Japanese Naomi Osaka, the winner of this year’s US Open, with USD 6.39 million. The top five is completed by Ukrainian Elina Svitolina – USD 5.73 million and Germany’s Angelique Kerber – USD 5.68 million.

Simona Halep won her first Grand Slam title this year, at Roland Garros, as well as the Shenzhen and Montreal tournaments. She also played the Australian Open, Rome and Cincinnati finals. She was also named WTA player of the year.

Unfortunately, she couldn’t compete at this year’s WTA Finals in Singapore due to a back injury that has kept her off the court at the last tournaments this year.

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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