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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, one win away from world No.1

Romania’s tennis ace Simona Halep is just one match win away from the number 1 position in the WTA ranking of best women's tennis players in the world. She would thus become the first Romanian to reach this position.

To get there, Halep needs to win the match against Britain's Johanna Konta, in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Halep vs. Konta is the third match to be played on the Centre Court today, being expected to start after 17:00 (Romania time).

The match today will be a tough one for Halep, not only because Johanna Konta is the local favorite, but because she is the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals since Jo Durie in 1984. However, the last time the two players met, Halep beat Konta at the Fed Cup in Romania.

Simona Halep qualified to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon on Monday, July 10, after a two-set win against former world number 1 Victoria Azarenka - 7-6 (7/3), 6-2. She is currently second in the WTA ranking, after Germany's Angelique Kerber.

In 2016, Halep stopped in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, after losing to Kerber 5-7, 6-7. The year before, the Romanian was eliminated in the first round of the British tennis tournament.

Romania’s Simona Halep wins second Madrid title after exhausting final

Irina Marica, [email protected]

(Photo source: Wimbledon.com)

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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, one win away from world No.1

Romania’s tennis ace Simona Halep is just one match win away from the number 1 position in the WTA ranking of best women's tennis players in the world. She would thus become the first Romanian to reach this position.

To get there, Halep needs to win the match against Britain's Johanna Konta, in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Halep vs. Konta is the third match to be played on the Centre Court today, being expected to start after 17:00 (Romania time).

The match today will be a tough one for Halep, not only because Johanna Konta is the local favorite, but because she is the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals since Jo Durie in 1984. However, the last time the two players met, Halep beat Konta at the Fed Cup in Romania.

Simona Halep qualified to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon on Monday, July 10, after a two-set win against former world number 1 Victoria Azarenka - 7-6 (7/3), 6-2. She is currently second in the WTA ranking, after Germany's Angelique Kerber.

In 2016, Halep stopped in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, after losing to Kerber 5-7, 6-7. The year before, the Romanian was eliminated in the first round of the British tennis tournament.

Romania’s Simona Halep wins second Madrid title after exhausting final

Irina Marica, [email protected]

(Photo source: Wimbledon.com)

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