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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romania’s Simona Halep stops in US Open first round

Romanian tennis star Simona Halep, who is the second best female player in the world according to the WTA ranking, lost the US Open first round match to Russian Maria Sharapova.

Sharapova beat Halep 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 after a marathon two hours and 44 minutes.

The loss not only ended the Romanian’s race for a Grand Slam title this year, but also her fifth chance of the season to become world No.1.

“I'm sad, of course, losing this match,” Halep said after the match, reports WTAtennis.com. “But I think I gave everything I had. She was better. She was serving better. My serve was very bad today.”

“It was very tough, not like first-round matches. But this is the draw. I cannot say anything else, just that's it. It's the luck. It was a tough one for first round, for sure. But still I think I played okay, she played really well. It was a good match.”

At last year’s US Open, Simona Halep made it to the quarterfinals.

Romania’s Simona Halep throws first pitch at NY Mets vs Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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Profile picture for user irina.popescu0
Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romania’s Simona Halep stops in US Open first round

Romanian tennis star Simona Halep, who is the second best female player in the world according to the WTA ranking, lost the US Open first round match to Russian Maria Sharapova.

Sharapova beat Halep 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 after a marathon two hours and 44 minutes.

The loss not only ended the Romanian’s race for a Grand Slam title this year, but also her fifth chance of the season to become world No.1.

“I'm sad, of course, losing this match,” Halep said after the match, reports WTAtennis.com. “But I think I gave everything I had. She was better. She was serving better. My serve was very bad today.”

“It was very tough, not like first-round matches. But this is the draw. I cannot say anything else, just that's it. It's the luck. It was a tough one for first round, for sure. But still I think I played okay, she played really well. It was a good match.”

At last year’s US Open, Simona Halep made it to the quarterfinals.

Romania’s Simona Halep throws first pitch at NY Mets vs Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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