Simona Halep to become new WTA World No.1

published: Oct, 07, 2017

by: Nima Naderi

Romanian becomes the 25th player in history of the WTA to earn the No.1 ranking

Simona Halep is set to become the new WTA World No.1 for the first time in her career when the updated rankings are released on Monday, October 9. By reaching her 27th career final at the China Open, the Romanian will become the first woman from her country to hold the top spot and 25th overall in the history of the WTA.

Halep holds a 44-14 win-loss record this year, reaching three consecutive finals during the European clay swing including a title win at the Mutua Madrid Open, and runner-up at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia (Rome) and Roland Garros. In addition, Halep was runner-up at the Western & Southern Open (Cincinnati).

Nima Naderi

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Founder and Creative Director of TennisConnected.com. He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the ATPWorldTour.com, TennisCanada.com, TennisViewMagazine and Tennis Pro Magazine. He is also the co-host of the TennisConnected PodCast, the Operations Director for Premium Court and the Tournament Director for the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series.

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