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#1 with a bullet
Funny to think that both she and Wozniacki finally got the Slam monkey off their backs this year and so finally quit the unfavoured club of Slamless WTA #1s (only Safina, Jankovic and Pliskova left in there now ).Let see. Halep is confident now and she doesn't have that burden of #1 on her chest.
Winning % out of active players?Some Halep stats:
Halep follows in the footsteps of greats - the key stats
- Halep is the fourth woman to win a Grand Slam after losing at least three previous finals - following Kim Clijsters, Chris Evert and Jana Novotna
- She is the second Romanian woman to win a Grand Slam title, after Virginia Ruzici's victory at Roland Garros in 1978
- Halep is the 27th different woman in the Open era to win the Roland Garros title
- Only seven women have taken longer than Halep (33 attempts) to win their maiden Grand Slam title
- Halep won the Roland Garros girls' singles in 2008 and is only the sixth player to do so, then win the women's title
- Halep has 24 career wins and nine defeats at Roland Garros. Only Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova have a higher winning percentage.
Wimbledon no, but USO maybe. I've always thought USO is attainable for her.
That’s hard to do for someone who just won her maiden slam. However, of all the ladies who won the first slam, she has the best chance. The USO is her next slam to win in my view, but who knows what she can do at Wimbledon.
She did not win the RG because of opponents injury or mental lapses - mental strength is part of the opponent's arsenal just like it is for her and none was injured (maybe Petko).Opponent injury and mental lapses aside, Halep is not that kind of player.
No, mostly because Halep is already turning 27 this year. Even to equal Evert she would have to win every single year until she is 32.
What she's been waiting for since she first started playing. Can she win as many French opens as Chris Evert did ? Simona is modern day Chris Evert, I believe.
Ha, ha... you are greedy. If she wins one USO and one AO it would be overachieving IMO. Let's stay real ... there are so many factors..... The key is to be capable to remain consistent and win more finals and follow up what seems to be her best season so far with 2 GS finals. I hope she does not end up like Kerber after her spike in 2016.I really like her, so I hop she can get to 6-8 majors or so.
Based on what? I can think of 1 or 2 reasons, but what is your reasoning?Wimbledon no, but USO maybe. I've always thought USO is attainable for her...
French Open champion Simona Halep has pulled out of next week's Nature Valley International in Eastbourne, England, as she looks to regain full fitness ahead of Wimbledon.
World No. 1 Halep, 26, ended her long wait for a maiden Grand Slam title with the French Open triumph this month but said she suffered an Achilles tendon injury during the tournament.
"I'm very sorry to announce that I'm withdrawing from next week's Nature Valley International," Halep said in a statement posted on Twitter Wednesday.
"I was experiencing Achilles tendon pain and inflammation during the French Open and it has yet to fully recover. I've been advised by my doctors that it needs more rest while continuing treatment.
"I loved competing in Eastbourne last year and hope to see you at this wonderful event next year."
Halep is bidding to make her eighth appearance at Wimbledon, which begins on July 2.