“Glad It’s Happening” – Simona Halep Prepared to Tie the Knot After US Open 2021 Exit

Published 09/08/2021, 12:04 AM EDT
Sep 1, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Simona Halep of Romania reacts after beating Kristina Kucova of Slovakia (not pictured) on day three of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


Romanian tennis star Simona Halep has had a season of highs and lows this year. Although she reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, she missed the French Open and Wimbledon due to injury.

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Although she didn’t fare that well in tournaments prior to the US Open, the 29-year-old put in good performances in New York. Despite losing to fifth seed Elina Svitolina in the fourth round, Halep scored impressive victories over Elena Rybakina and Camila Giorgi prior to that.

After her run in Flushing Meadows ended, Halep returned to Romania, where she revealed the next step in her personal life.

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Simona Halep to marry boyfriend Toni Iuruc next week

Although Halep initially didn’t make her relationships public, she made that exception with Iuruc. She first shared a photo of the duo in 2019 while sending Christmas wishes to all her fans.

After returning to Romania, journalists flocked the two-time Grand Slam champion outside the airport. During that time, she revealed she will marry Iuruc next week. In addition, she also credited former Romanian World No. 1 Ilie Nastase for mentioning this piece of news in the end of August.

She said“Yes, Mr. Nastase gave me away. Yes, we will get married next week, it’s a beautiful event, I have emotions. There are different emotions (no – compared to tennis). It’s the personal part, tennis remains tennis, but here it’s much more important step and I’m glad it’s happening.” (Quotes translated from Romanian by Google)

During an appearance on Teo Show, a Romanian television program, Nastase revealed he received a call from Halep in which she broke the news to the 75-year-old. “I received a phone call from Simona Halep, she was in New York. Simona said that she will have her wedding on the 15th (September), at a local from Constanța,” said Nastase.

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Halep to receive 180 ranking points for fourth round appearance in the US Open

Meanwhile, the 29-year-old will earn 180 ranking points after reaching the fourth round of the US Open. In the latest update of the WTA Rankings next week, this will see her move up places to become the World No. 11.

Sep 1, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Simona Halep of Romania hits to Kristina Kucova of Slovakia (not pictured) on day three of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

This puts her just nine ranking points behind Petra Kvitova, who is the World No. 10. With Indian Wells and the year-end WTA Finals yet to come, the Romanian will hope to break back into the Top 10 soon.

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