DISAPPOINTING! Simona Halep on the Verge of Crashing Out of Top 10 After 8 Consecutive Years of Stay

Published 07/20/2021, 8:03 AM EDT
SHENZHEN, CHINA – OCTOBER 28: Simona Halep of Romania speaks to her coach Darren Cahill during a break in her Women’s Singles match against Bianca Andreescu of Canada on Day Two of the 2019 Shiseido WTA Finals at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center on October 28, 2019 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


Romanian tennis player Simona Halep has had a rough time this season. The former World No. 1 player has missed a lot of tennis in 2021, being absent at the French Open and the Wimbledon Championships. She suffered from a calf injury earlier this season, which has had bad effects on the athlete.

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Due to these recent developments with Simona Halep, she has lost positions in her rankings. She is on the 10th spot and is on the verge of being out of the top 10 if she remains away from the Tour for a further duration. It would be the first time in 10 years that the Romanian would see herself in this position.

Tennis – WTA 500 – Stuttgart Open – Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Germany – April 22, 2021, Romania’s Simona Halep reacts during her round of 16 match against Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova Pool via REUTERS/Thomas Kienzle

Simona Halep suffered from injuries this season

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At the beginning of the season, Halep was the World No. 2. However, she injured her shoulder in Miami which had an impact on her performance. In Rome, she withdrew from the event due to a muscle tear in her calf. She was facing Germany’s Angelique Kerber when this incident occurred.

Till the last week of June, Simona was the third-ranked player in the world. Unfortunately, in less than a month, she has slipped further behind in the rankings.

Over the years, Halep has displayed some sensational tennis in the women’s game. She has managed to win Grand Slam titles at the French Open and the Wimbledon Championships.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 14, 2021, Romania’s Simona Halep reacts during her fourth round match against Poland’s Iga Swiatek REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Currently, the top spot in the women’s rankings is held by Ashleigh Barty. In the second spot is Japanese star Naomi Osaka followed by Belarusian player Aryna Sabalenka. At the moment, a majority of the athletes have set base in Tokyo, focusing on the Olympic Games.

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It will be interesting to see how these players perform. At the same time, we wish Simona a speedy recovery and hope to see her on the court as soon as possible. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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