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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 starts 2017 on fourth place, three other Romanians in top 100 WTA

Romania has four representatives in the first 2017 WTA ranking of best women's tennis players in the world, with Simona Halep being the highest-ranked Romanian player.

Halep is at number four in the WTA ranking, with 5,228 points. The other three Romanian tennis players in top 100 are Irina-Camelia Begu – 29th (1,531 points), Monica Niculescu – 38th (1,300 points), and Sorana Cirstea – 78th (787 points).

German Angelique Kerber is the best women's tennis player in the world, followed by American Serena Williams on the second place, and Pole Agnieszka Radwanska on the third.

Simona Halep won three WTA titles in 2016, in Madrid, Bucharest, and Montreal, and already started 2017 with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win over Jelena Jankovic in the first round of the Shenzhen Open.

Romanian Simona Halep and her coach, other athletes do the Mannequin Challenge

Romanian Simona Halep is the fastest female tennis player in the world

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.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 irina.marica@romania-insider.com

Simona Halep starts 2017 on fourth place, three other Romanians in top 100 WTA

Romania has four representatives in the first 2017 WTA ranking of best women's tennis players in the world, with Simona Halep being the highest-ranked Romanian player.

Halep is at number four in the WTA ranking, with 5,228 points. The other three Romanian tennis players in top 100 are Irina-Camelia Begu – 29th (1,531 points), Monica Niculescu – 38th (1,300 points), and Sorana Cirstea – 78th (787 points).

German Angelique Kerber is the best women's tennis player in the world, followed by American Serena Williams on the second place, and Pole Agnieszka Radwanska on the third.

Simona Halep won three WTA titles in 2016, in Madrid, Bucharest, and Montreal, and already started 2017 with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win over Jelena Jankovic in the first round of the Shenzhen Open.

Romanian Simona Halep and her coach, other athletes do the Mannequin Challenge

Romanian Simona Halep is the fastest female tennis player in the world

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

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