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Irina Marica
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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]

 

Another miss for Romania's Simona Halep as she walks out of Wimbledon

Romanian star Simona Halep will probably want to forget the past two months as she was eliminated in the early stages of the Roland Garros and Wimbledon grand slam tournaments by outsiders. Last year, she played the final at Roland Garros and reached the semifinals at Wimbledon.

Simona Halep (left), who is still number three in the WTA ranking of the best women's tennis players in the world, will not play in the second round of Wimbledon after she was eliminated in the first match of the tournament.

Slovakia’s Jana Cepelova, number 106 in the WTA ranking, beat Halep in three sets 5-7, 6-4, 6-3. The loss came as a shock for Simona Halep, who was a semifinalist at Wimbledon a year ago.

"To be honest, I have no reaction because, like I said at my first press conference last weekend, I had no expectations for this tournament. And now here I am," Halep said, cited by wtatennis.com. "I knew that it would be a difficult tournament for me, but yeah, I didn't expect to lose in the first round.”

Simona added that she had to continue working hard: “Life is not always good, but I have enough power to go ahead and just think about what I have to do better, and just get the good feeling back on court during my matches.”

The match lasted two hours and 14 minutes. Following this defeat, Halep might go down three spots in the WTA ranking, from number 3 to number 6.

Slovakia’s Cepelova will meet another Romanian in Wimbledon second round, Monica Niculescu, who defeated Monica Puig of Puerto Rico in the first round.

Simona Halep didn’t make it very far in this year’s Grand Slam tournaments. She was eliminated in the quarter finals of the Australian Open and the second round of the French Open at Roland Garros.

The 2015 Wimbledon Championships started in London, UK, on June 29, and will end on July 15.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(photo source: Wimbledon on Facebook)

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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]

 

Another miss for Romania's Simona Halep as she walks out of Wimbledon

Romanian star Simona Halep will probably want to forget the past two months as she was eliminated in the early stages of the Roland Garros and Wimbledon grand slam tournaments by outsiders. Last year, she played the final at Roland Garros and reached the semifinals at Wimbledon.

Simona Halep (left), who is still number three in the WTA ranking of the best women's tennis players in the world, will not play in the second round of Wimbledon after she was eliminated in the first match of the tournament.

Slovakia’s Jana Cepelova, number 106 in the WTA ranking, beat Halep in three sets 5-7, 6-4, 6-3. The loss came as a shock for Simona Halep, who was a semifinalist at Wimbledon a year ago.

"To be honest, I have no reaction because, like I said at my first press conference last weekend, I had no expectations for this tournament. And now here I am," Halep said, cited by wtatennis.com. "I knew that it would be a difficult tournament for me, but yeah, I didn't expect to lose in the first round.”

Simona added that she had to continue working hard: “Life is not always good, but I have enough power to go ahead and just think about what I have to do better, and just get the good feeling back on court during my matches.”

The match lasted two hours and 14 minutes. Following this defeat, Halep might go down three spots in the WTA ranking, from number 3 to number 6.

Slovakia’s Cepelova will meet another Romanian in Wimbledon second round, Monica Niculescu, who defeated Monica Puig of Puerto Rico in the first round.

Simona Halep didn’t make it very far in this year’s Grand Slam tournaments. She was eliminated in the quarter finals of the Australian Open and the second round of the French Open at Roland Garros.

The 2015 Wimbledon Championships started in London, UK, on June 29, and will end on July 15.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(photo source: Wimbledon on Facebook)

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