Simona Halep is the latest up-and-coming tennis sensation. From Constanta, Romania, she won the Junior French Open Tournament in 2008, aged 16. A year later, in 2009, Halep could only make the second round of the qualifiers in the Senior tournament, losing in three sets to Vitalia Diatchenko.
Simona has received widespread media attention this summer for expressing her desire to go through breast reduction surgery in order to improve her performances on the tennis court, stating “[My] breasts make me uncomfortable when I play. It’s the weight that troubles me – my ability to react quickly“.
Date of Birth: 27 September 1991
Height: 1.72m / 5’7″
Career record: 81-15
Highest ranking: 232 (June 8 2009)