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Tsitsipas will next face No. 28 Kei Nishikori. (Getty Images)

Miami Open: Tsitsipas and Barty advance, Halep withdraws

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 09:36 AM IST
  • Tsitsipas looked the part against Damir Dzumhur, winning 6-1, 6-4.
Romania's Simona Halep (REUTERS)
Romania's Simona Halep (REUTERS)

Halep pulls out of Dubai Tennis Championships with back issue

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 09:24 PM IST
World number three Halep, who also pulled out of this week's Qatar Open in Doha, has not played a competitive match since losing in straight sets to Serena Williams in the Australian Open quarter-finals last month.
Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 16, 2021 Romania's Simona Halep looks dejected after her quarter final match against Serena Williams of the U.S. REUTERS/Loren Elliott(REUTERS)
Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 16, 2021 Romania's Simona Halep looks dejected after her quarter final match against Serena Williams of the U.S. REUTERS/Loren Elliott(REUTERS)

Simona Halep pulls out of Qatar Open

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 07:40 PM IST
Halep did not specify why she was pulling out of the March 1-6 hardcourt tournament.
Romania's Simona Halep(REUTERS)
Romania's Simona Halep(REUTERS)

Halep looking to be a little less negative after Melbourne exit

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 11:05 PM IST
The Romanian world number two went out in straight sets at the hands of 23-times Grand Slam champion Serena Williams on Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday after her serve let her down at a couple of pivotal moments.
Serena Williams during her quarterfinal match against Romania's Simona Halep(REUTERS)
Serena Williams during her quarterfinal match against Romania's Simona Halep(REUTERS)

Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Simona Halep, progresses to semis

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 03:33 PM IST
Williams claimed the last five games and beat No. 2 seed Simona Halep 6-3, 6-3 in the quarterfinals despite 33 unforced errors. She set up a showdown with Naomi Osaka for a spot in the final.
Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 14, 2021 Romania's Simona Halep in action during her fourth round match against Poland's Iga Swiatek REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake(REUTERS)
Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 14, 2021 Romania's Simona Halep in action during her fourth round match against Poland's Iga Swiatek REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake(REUTERS)

Halep battles past Swiatek in Melbourne to avenge Paris loss

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 04:24 PM IST
Halep roared back with an early break in the second set as her crafty baseline play frustrated her teenage opponent, who made a string of errors.
Romania's Simona Halep speaks with Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic after winning her second-round match(REUTERS)
Romania's Simona Halep speaks with Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic after winning her second-round match(REUTERS)

Australian Open: Halep wins five straight games to rally to victory

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 07:09 PM IST
Halep came into the match with a 3-0 career record against the 27-year-old Australian, ranked 72nd, but found it difficult to pave a way past Tomljanovic's all-or-nothing approach in front of a boisterous Melbourne Court Arena.
Australia's Nick Kyrgios celebrates after defeating France's Ugo Humbert during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Hamish Blair)(AP)
Australia's Nick Kyrgios celebrates after defeating France's Ugo Humbert during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Hamish Blair)(AP)

Australian Open: Kyrgios saves match points in win over Humbert

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 06:54 PM IST
Kyrgios will meet third-seeded Dominic Thiem in the third round. Thiem lost the final at last year’s Australian Open and went one better to win the US Open title.
Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 10, 2021 Romania's Simona Halep celebrates winning her second round match against Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic(REUTERS)
Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 10, 2021 Romania's Simona Halep celebrates winning her second round match against Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic(REUTERS)

Second seed Halep survives huge scare to advance in Australian Open

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 04:52 PM IST
Twice Grand Slam winner Halep came into the match with a 3-0 career record against the 27-year-old Australian, ranked 72nd, but found it difficult to pave a way past Tomljanovic's all-or-nothing approach in front of a boisterous Melbourne Court Arena.
2021 Romania's Simona Halep celebrates winning her match against Germany's Laura Siegemund(REUTERS)
2021 Romania's Simona Halep celebrates winning her match against Germany's Laura Siegemund(REUTERS)

Simona Halep back on the job at Melbourne Park

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 11:27 AM IST
Halep, who boasts French Open and Wimbledon titles in her Grand Slam collection, lost the 2018 Australian Open final to Caroline Wozniacki and fell at the penultimate hurdle last year with a semi-final loss to Garbine Muguruza.
Romania's Simona Halep flashes a thumbs up.(AP)
Romania's Simona Halep flashes a thumbs up.(AP)

World No. 2 Simona Halep tests positive for COVID-19

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 06:08 PM IST
The former world number one did not travel to New York for this year’s U.S. Open Grand Slam due to health concerns over the pandemic.
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - October 8, 2020 Poland's Iga Swiatek celebrates after winning her semi final match against Argentina's Nadia Podoroska REUTERS/Christian Hartmann(REUTERS)
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - October 8, 2020 Poland's Iga Swiatek celebrates after winning her semi final match against Argentina's Nadia Podoroska REUTERS/Christian Hartmann(REUTERS)

Iga Swiatek’s run to French Open final not by chance, says coach

WARSAW | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 08:49 PM IST
The music-loving 19-year-old has dropped only 23 games en route to the final where she will face American Sofia Kenin who in February claimed the Australian Open crown.
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - October 4, 2020. Romania's Simona Halep after losing her fourth round match against Poland's Iga Swiatek REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes(REUTERS)
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - October 4, 2020. Romania's Simona Halep after losing her fourth round match against Poland's Iga Swiatek REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes(REUTERS)

Teenager Swiatek bundles top seed Halep out of French Open

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 04:12 PM IST
The 19-year-old Swiatek, ranked 54th in the world, had lost to Halep 6-1 6-0 at the same stage last year in the claycourt Grand Slam at Roland Garros.
Romania's Simona Halep flashes a thumbs up after winning her third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. in two sets, 6-0, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.(AP)
Romania's Simona Halep flashes a thumbs up after winning her third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. in two sets, 6-0, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.(AP)

Simona Halep punishes Amanda Anisimova to reach last 16

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 08:51 PM IST
Halep was in typically miserly mood on Court Philippe Chatrier, giving precious little away and waiting for the 19-year-old Anisimova to make mistakes.
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - September 27, 2020. Romania's Simona Halep celebrates after winning her first round match against Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo REUTERS/Charles Platiau(REUTERS)
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - September 27, 2020. Romania's Simona Halep celebrates after winning her first round match against Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo REUTERS/Charles Platiau(REUTERS)

Former champion Simona Halep reaches French Open 2nd round, Goffin out

PARIS | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 07:46 PM IST
Wearing thick black leggings and a long-sleeved pink jersey to combat the chilly conditions on Court Philippe Chatrier, the 2018 champion made a series of unforced errors and trailed 4-2.
Romania's Simona Halep in action during her semi final match against Spain's Garbine Muguruza.(Pool via REUTERS/)
Romania's Simona Halep in action during her semi final match against Spain's Garbine Muguruza.(Pool via REUTERS/)

Perfect prep: Simona Halep takes 14-match win streak to French Open

ROME | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 02:37 PM IST
Amid all the tumult of the coronavirus pandemic, Simona Halep might very well have found the perfect formula to prepare for the French Open.
Romania's Simona Halep as she celebrates winning the final with the trophy after Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova retired from the match after sustaining an injury.(REUTERS)
Romania's Simona Halep as she celebrates winning the final with the trophy after Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova retired from the match after sustaining an injury.(REUTERS)

Simona Halep taking her game to a higher plane after shutdown

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 01:32 PM IST
Halep won the Dubai title before the WTA Tour’s suspension in March and lifted the Prague crown on its resumption, before claiming another crown in Rome on Monday to emerge as the front runner for the French Open Grand Slam, which begins on Sunday.
Romania's Simona Halep poses with her trophy after beating Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova during their final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome.(AP)
Romania's Simona Halep poses with her trophy after beating Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova during their final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome.(AP)

Halep wins Italian Open after Plíšková retires from final

Rome | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 08:56 PM IST
After Halep won the first set, Plíšková had her lower back treated by a trainer. Plíšková also had her left thigh taped during the match.
Tennis - WTA Premier 5 - Italian Open - Foro Italico, Rome, Italy - September 21, 2020 Romania's Simona Halep as she celebrates winning the final with the trophy after Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova retired from the match after sustaining an injury Clive Brunskill/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Tennis - WTA Premier 5 - Italian Open - Foro Italico, Rome, Italy - September 21, 2020 Romania's Simona Halep as she celebrates winning the final with the trophy after Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova retired from the match after sustaining an injury Clive Brunskill/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)

Halep wins Italian Open after Plíšková retires from final

ROME | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 08:50 PM IST
After Halep won the first set, Plíšková had her lower back treated by a trainer. Plíšková also had her left thigh taped during the match.
Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Spain's Garbine Muguruza during their semifinal at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)(AP)
Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Spain's Garbine Muguruza during their semifinal at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)(AP)

Simona Halep beats Muguruza to reach 3rd Italian Open final

ROME | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 07:10 PM IST
Halep, who lost to Elina Svitolina in the 2017 and 2018 finals, will face either Karolína Plíšková or Markéta Vondroušová in Monday’s championship match.
Romania’s Simona Halep in action.(REUTERS)
Romania’s Simona Halep in action.(REUTERS)

Simona Halep reaches Rome semis after Putintseva retires

ROME | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 05:51 PM IST
The 30th-ranked Putintseva was coming off two long three-set matches, having upset eighth-seeded Petra Martic and 10th-seeded Elena Rybakina. E
Tennis - WTA Premier 5 - Italian Open - Foro Italico, Rome, Italy - September 18, 2020 Romania's Simona Halep in action during her third round match against Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska Pool via REUTERS/Clive Brunskill(REUTERS)
Tennis - WTA Premier 5 - Italian Open - Foro Italico, Rome, Italy - September 18, 2020 Romania's Simona Halep in action during her third round match against Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska Pool via REUTERS/Clive Brunskill(REUTERS)

Halep extends her perfect record in tennis’ restart to 7-0

Rome | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 06:57 PM IST
Having won a title in Dubai before the coronavirus pandemic, Halep marked her return with another trophy in Prague last month. She then skipped the U.S. Open due to health concerns amid the pandemic.
Simona Halep plays a forehand.(Getty Images)
Simona Halep plays a forehand.(Getty Images)

Halep through in Rome despite sluggish start, Pliskova, Azarenka advance

Rome | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 12:33 PM IST
Halep has just lost twice this year but found herself a break down in both sets before she recovered to seal her first victory since winning the Prague Open a month ago.
Tennis - WTA Premier 5 - Italian Open - Foro Italico, Rome, Italy - September 16, 2020 Romania's Simona Halep in action during her second round match against Italy's Jasmine Paolini(REUTERS)
Tennis - WTA Premier 5 - Italian Open - Foro Italico, Rome, Italy - September 16, 2020 Romania's Simona Halep in action during her second round match against Italy's Jasmine Paolini(REUTERS)

Halep advances in Rome despite sluggish start

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 08:16 PM IST
The 28-year-old Wimbledon champion has only lost twice this year but found herself a break down in both sets before she recovered to seal her first victory since winning the Prague Open a month ago.
Simona Halep in action(Getty Images)
Simona Halep in action(Getty Images)

World No. 2 Simona Halep to skip US Open

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 07:39 PM IST
A day after Halep conquered the Prague Open, the 28-year-old announced her decision to skip the US Open via a Twitter thread.
“Title #21! Soo happy I could come here, fight hard and lift the trophy,” Halep wrote.(Image Courtesy: Simona Halep Twitter)
“Title #21! Soo happy I could come here, fight hard and lift the trophy,” Halep wrote.(Image Courtesy: Simona Halep Twitter)

Simona Halep beats Elise Mertens to win Prague title

By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 09:23 PM IST
World number two Halep, playing her first event since winning in Dubai in February, shortly before the coronavirus pandemic forced tennis to shutdown, won 6-2 7-5.
Romania's Simona Halep(REUTERS)
Romania's Simona Halep(REUTERS)

Top seed Halep cruises into Prague Open semis

PRAGUE | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 09:29 PM IST
Halep needed three sets to knock out her first- and second-round opponents, Polona Hercog and Barbora Krejcikova.
Romania's Simona Halep.(REUTERS)
Romania's Simona Halep.(REUTERS)

Top-seeded Simona Halep makes 2nd round of Prague Open

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 11:52 PM IST
The Romanian dropped her serve six times and double-faulted eight times before prevailing in a tiebreaker. She will face next Czech wild card Barbora Krejcikova.
A tennis racket and new tennis ball on a freshly painted tennis court
A tennis racket and new tennis ball on a freshly painted tennis court

Tennis player tests positive for virus at Palermo Open

PALERMO, Sicily | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 09:36 PM IST
While noting that the player is asymptomatic, the WTA Tour said in a statement that she will remain in isolation “until cleared by a physician per the established protocols.
Simona Halep(REUTERS)
Simona Halep(REUTERS)

Halep withdraws from Palermo Open after quarantine order

Palermo | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 07:39 PM IST
“I want to thank the tournament director and the Italian ministry of health for all efforts on my behalf,” said Simona Halep.
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