Simona Halep French Open Winner
Halep – Stephens, Roland Garros 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 // Simona Halep broke the ice and won for the first time a Grand Slam title in Roland Garros, where he lost two finals so far. In the last act of this year, the world leader was set in three sets, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, in front of Sloane Stephens, the US Open champion.
Under the title “A 10-figure champion,” the official website of the French Open presented some interesting statistics about the triumph of Romanians, first represented in our country, which is imposed in Paris after a 40-year break.
Below are the figures that define the most important success of Simone Halep’s career.
1 – Because it’s Simone’s first Grand Slam. The 26-year-old has lost three finals to get the first title: two at Roland Garros and one at the Australian Open. Finally, the wait is over.
1 (bis) – A defeat in the semifinals, with Garbine Muguruza, would put an end not only to his dream, but also to the time spent at the top of the world rankings. In return, the victory with Stephens strengthens WTA’s 1st place, which will hold for the 32nd week.
3 – The number of sets lost by the new Paris champion to this year’s edition. Alison Riske, Angelique Kerber and Sloane Stephens managed to push Halep into the decisive one.
3 – The third Romanian to win the title at the French Open. The first two were Ilie Năstase (1973) and Virginia Ruzici (1978).
6 – Simona is the sixth player to win double junior seniors at Roland Garros. Francoise Durr, Mima Jausovec, Hana Mandlikova, Jennifer Capriati and Justine Henin are the other five.
6 – In the last 15 years, six players have been forced to play under 1.70 meters. Justine Henin (1.67) won in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007, and Francesca Schiavone (1.66) took the trophy in 2011. Simona Halep is 1.68 meters high.
7 – The number of titles obtained on slag by Simona. The 26-year-old has won in Nuremberg and Budapest in 2013, twice in Bucharest in 2014 and 2016, and twice in Madrid in 2016 and 2017. Roland Garros is now on the list.
11 – The number of editions that have passed since a player has managed to defend his title at Roland Garros. Justine Henin is the last to succeed this performance in 2007.
14 – By the victory in Paris, Simona Halep became the 14th active player with at least one Grand Slam title after Serena and Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber, Garbine Muguruza , Jelena Ostapenko, Francesca Schiavone, Sloane Stephens, Samantha Stosur and Caroline Wozniacki.
32 – The number of Grand Slam tournaments to which Simona Halep had to participate until the first trophy. The first presence in a major tournament was recorded in 2010. As a sign of destiny, even at Roland Garros.