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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 tennis ace Simona Halep to lose No.1 ranking after Australian Open

Romanian tennis ace Simona Halep will no longer be World No.1 in next week’s WTA singles ranking after the Australian Open tournament.

Japanese Naomi Osaka could take Halep’s place, according to local News.ro. Osaka, 4th place WTA, defeated Ukrainian Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday, January 23, qualifying in the Australian Open semifinals.

Following this performance, her first in Melbourne, Naomi Osaka climbed temporarily to the 1st place in the WTA singles ranking, surpassing Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic, now 2nd and Simona Halep, now on 3rd.

Simona Halep stopped in the round of 16 match at this year’s Australian Open, when she was defeated by American tennis star Serena Williams 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.

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 tennis ace Simona Halep to lose No.1 ranking after Australian Open

Romanian tennis ace Simona Halep will no longer be World No.1 in next week’s WTA singles ranking after the Australian Open tournament.

Japanese Naomi Osaka could take Halep’s place, according to local News.ro. Osaka, 4th place WTA, defeated Ukrainian Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday, January 23, qualifying in the Australian Open semifinals.

Following this performance, her first in Melbourne, Naomi Osaka climbed temporarily to the 1st place in the WTA singles ranking, surpassing Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic, now 2nd and Simona Halep, now on 3rd.

Simona Halep stopped in the round of 16 match at this year’s Australian Open, when she was defeated by American tennis star Serena Williams 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.

Irina Marica, [email protected]

(photo source: Shutterstock)

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