Simona Halep 2020 Net Worth and Biography

Introduction

One of the most watched sports in the world is Tennis, and one of the best female tennis players in the world right now is Simona Halep. She is a Romanian female tennis player currently number 4 in the world according to the WTA Rankings. In October 2017, she was even ranked the best female tennis player. She has taken the world of tennis by storm, and it looks very likely she will continue her dominance in tennis for a long time.

Net Worth of Simona Halep

It is believed that the total net worth of Simona Halep currently is over $35 million . Simona Halep gets to pocket about $2 million every year from the annual salary that is paid to her. The total money which she has earned from her efforts alone in the WTA is considered to be $33,228,806. This puts her earnings very much at the top.

Endorsements, which adds to her capital and income would be the contract agreement which she signed with Nike in 2018. Prior to this, the sports clothing line which she had on endorsement was Adidas and Vodafone was also one of her endorsements. She is also linked to Hublot since 2016, which is one of the biggest wristwatches in the world.

Other endorsements which she has also received would include endorsements from Mercedes Benz amongst others. She is also involved in a number of charity work which includes children foundations. In early 2018, she was involved in charity work which involved getting toys for children who currently live in Miami.

Life

Simona Halep is from Romania in Europe and was born on the 27th of September 1991, which makes her currently 27 years old. She was born in the town of Constanta in the country of Romania. She is about five feet, six inches tall. In 2006, Simona started playing tennis as a professional and would later grow to be one of the best in the sport. She was born to Stere Halep, who is her father and Tania Halep, who is her mother. 

Stere Halep, during his youthful age, played as a footballer in the lower division in Romania. Recently, he opened a product store which deals mainly on dairy product. Apart from her parents, Simona also grew up with the company of her elder brother, who is named Nicholae. Thanks to her father’s passion for football, she started to like that sport as well at a very young age. Therefore, she still remains very active when it comes to football matters and is believed to be fans of the two greatest footballers of this era- Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. She is also a serious fan of the Romanian football team. In 2009 Simona Halep reduced the size of her breast in a breast reduction surgery. This was to ensure that she was completely comfortable when playing tennis. In interviews, she had always referred to what she had done as probably the biggest sacrifice she had made to play Tennis.

Career

Simona Halep’s career can be traced back to 2008 where she first participated in the Junior Grand Slam. In 2008, she managed to reach the final of the junior championship which took place in Notting Hill. However, she suffered a defeat to Arantxa Rus. At the Australian open for junior players, she again got to the latter stages of the competitions but would eventually lose to Jessica Moore in the semifinals of the tournament.

However, she would go on to win the Romania Tennis finals and defeat a lot of known tennis players on her way up. This would include Karen Barbat, Jessica Moore which she had lost to in the previous matches, Ksenia Lykina, and the Elena Bogdan when she got to the finals of the tournament. She would also go on to excel in Bucharest when she got $10,000 as the prize for winning tournaments that where held in that city. Here, she also defeated Elena Bogdan again.

During this period, she was known for actively participating in the tournaments ITF (as well as the other tournaments in Bucharest) and as such was gaining recognition in Romania and the entire world. She then set her eyes on making it to a grand slam tournament.

Her first trial would end in defeat as Vitalia Diatchenko at Roland Garros would go on to eliminate her early on. However, she would go on to win the Maribor tournament and reach the semifinal of the competition in Minsk.

Her Present Life

Her rise to the top has been quick and has taken just less than 10 years. As of now, Simona Halep is number four in the world. She has currently won 18 WTA Singles Titles and 1 Grand Slam Title. She has also finished second about 15 times in a lot of tennis tournaments. 2013 was the year where a lot of progress took place for Simona Halep. She was able to win six of her eighteen titles during that year. This matched the record which was set by Steffi Graf.

She has also had her own share of major tournaments. In 2018, Simona Halep clinched her first-ever major title at the French Open. This was a great moment for her, as she lost the French Open 3 previous times. In 2014, Simona Halep had also reached the finals of the WTA but was defeated in straight sets by Serena Williams. However, this ended with Serena Williams having great words of encouragement and recommendation for her. In 2019, she got her first Grand Slam victory. She beats Serena William in the finals of Wimbledon.

It is also worthy to mention that she is just the third female tennis player in entire Romania to have made it to the top ten in their history.