Current World No. 3, Simona Halep is amongst the few WTA players that have dominated in the previous decade. She has maintained her spot in the top 5 consecutively for seven years now. While she seems to have a crushing record against most higher ranked players, she still hasn’t found her stride against the American Star Serena Williams. Halep lost her Australian Open quarter final to Serena, pushing the head to head record to 10-2 in the American’s favour. Halep recently opted out of the Roland Garros 2021 owing to her left calf injury.
Simona Halep: Recent results
The 29-year-old Romanian hasn’t had a smashing results this season. Injury woes have kept knocking her door, beginning after the Australian Open. She backed out of Miami because of some Back issues. Her following results in this year remained well below her the standards she has set throughout the years. Her biggest performance came in Stuttgart Open where she lost in straight sets against the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka. The former No. one tore her left calf muscle during the match against Angelique Kerber in Rome.
Simona Halep: Grand Slam Record
|Australian Open||0||1 (2018)|
|French Open||1 (2018)||2 (2014, 2017)|
Halep has 22 WTA singles to her name, of which, only two of them are Grand Slams. The former No. 1 clearly doesn’t have sufficient Grand Slam trophies considering the level of play she has maintained for the last seven years. She has missed out on a lot of titles because of her lackings against Serena Williams. She won her debut Grand Slam at 2018 Roland Garros where she beat American Sloane Stephens 3–6, 6–4, 6–1. Her second Grand Slam trophy came in the following year when she conquered Wimbledon Grass defeating Serena rather smoothly 6-2, 6-2.