Simona Halep has made a break through into the world top ten but because 22 year old Romanian is still a new recruit to the club not much is known about her.
Here’s ten things you should know about Simona Halep:
1. She is just a “normal girl”
2. She loves to go shopping and did so every day during the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells and bought something every day
3. She loves listening to music
4. She is almost addicted to speaking on Whatsapp on her phone
5. She does not watch moves in her room because she cannot stay focused for two hours
6. She has a soft spot for the Cheescake Factory restaurant
7. Her agent/manager is 1978 French Open champion and countrywoman Virginia Ruzici who she says “will be my manager maybe all my career”
8. She has never met the “Svengali” of Romanian tennis Ion Tiriac but he says she is a good fighter and a good player so she’s “very happy for that”.
9. She is now being recognised in Romania and one benefit has been getting prime parking places
10. In 2013 she won six titles which was second only to Serena Williams