Halep Focuses on Healing for WTA Finals

It has been a career-defining year for Simona Halep. At 27, Halep has enjoyed her top-ranked perch since winning her first Grand Slam at the French Open in June, but all that is under threat. Battling a bad back — a recent magnetic resonance imaging scan revealed a herniated disk — and a four-game losing streak, Halep, of Romania, is racing to heal in time for the WTA Finals in Singapore, Oct. 21-28, to
defend her No. 1 ranking. This conversation has been edited and condensed.

SIMONA HALEP PROVIDES DETAILED INJURY UPDATE

WTA World No.1 Simona Halep has revealed that she is suffering a disk hernia in her back and will speak with doctors over her recovery options.y.

SIMONA HALEP MEETS ANDREA BOCELLI AT ROME BENEFIT CONCERT

World No.1 Simona Halep got a chance to meet legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli ahead of her first match at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia.

MAY 2018 PLAYER OF THE MONTH: SIMONA HALEP

World No.1 Simona Halep is now a Grand Slam champion, and she’s also your Player of the Month for a second time this season.

MAY 2018 SHOT OF THE MONTH: SIMONA HALEP

Quick feet and quick hands won Simona Halep a big point in the Rome semifinals – and also earned your votes as the May WTA Shot of the Month presented by Cambridge Global Payments.

CAHILL: SIMONA HALEP MODELED HER SEASON ON RAFAEL NADAL

Darren Cahill reflects on Simona Halep’s fantastic season and how he’s learned to help her harness her intensity.

 

NAVRATILOVA: SIMONA HALEP IS NOW PLAYING LIKE A NO.1

In her exclusive column for wtatennis.com, Martina Navratilova discusses how Simona Halep’s new confidence will make her a big threat at the US Open.

SIMONA HALEP TAKES NEW HAVEN WILDCARD

World No.1 Simona Halep will return to the Connecticut Open this year with a wildcard, the tournament announced today.

MARCH 2018 WTA SHOT OF THE MONTH: SIMONA HALEP

There were plenty of hot shots in the Sunshine Swing, but Simona Halep clinched the WTA Shot of the Month presented by Cambridge Global Payments for March.

'I PLAYED BAD BUT DIDN'T GIVE UP' - SIMONA HALEP

The WTA World No.1 admits she struggled at times against the power game of Océane Dodin before winning 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the second round of the Miami Open. Watch her press conference.

JANUARY 2018 WTA PLAYER OF THE MONTH: SIMONA HALEP

After a dramatic run to her third career Grand Slam final and a title in Shenzhen, Simona Halep earned your votes at the WTA Player of the Month for January.

INSIDER PODCAST: SIMONA HALEP TAKES THE NO.1 QUIZ

Pretty Woman, Pizza, and Andrea Bocelli. Simona Halep caps off her 2017 season as the 13th woman to hold the year-end No.1 ranking by taking the No.1 quiz on the WTA Insider Podcast.

PORSCHE RACE TO SINGAPORE PODIUM PODCAST WITH SIMONA HALEP

World No.1 Simona Halep persistence, resilience, and humility were the keys behind her surge at the end of the season to win the 2017 Porsche Race to Singapore, sealing the No.1 spot on the Leaderboard and earn the top seed at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. To celebrate winning the inaugural race, Halep was be presented with a brand new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS on Friday.

SINGAPORE SLINGERS: HOW SIMONA HALEP GOT BACK TO THE FINALS

WTA Insider breaks down the World No.1’s character-building 2017 season, which earned her a spot in Singapore for the fourth consecutive season..

SIMONA HALEP THROWS THE FIRST PITCH AT THE NY METS

Already in New York preparing for the US Open, Simona Halep threw the ceremonial first pitch at the New York Mets game. How did she do? Watch it right here!

SIMONA HALEP SHAPES UP FOR SHOT AT NO.1

Simona Halep has the chance to take the top spot with a strong run at Wimbledon. Watch her practice ahead of her third-round match today.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: SIMONA HALEP'S QUEST FOR NO.1

World No.2 Simona Halep has a chance to make some headway in the race to No.1 at the Citi Open this week – WTA Insider takes a closer look.

SIMONA STRONG: HOW HALEP BECAME THE FIRST TO QUALIFY FOR SINGAPORE

Pressure? No problem. World No.1 Simona Halep became the first player to qualify for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

CHAMPIONS CORNER: SIMONA HALEP - 'I FEEL COMPLETE, BUT I WANT TO PLAY MORE'

After finally getting some time to herself, Roland Garros champion Simona Halep joins the WTA Insider Podcast to reflect on her long road to her maiden major title and how she’s ready to gear up for grass.

SIMONA HALEP EXTENDED INTERVIEW: 'IT'S VERY SPECIAL TO BE NO.1'

Simona Halep and her coach Darren Cahill talk in detail about the Romanian’s rise to the top of the rankings, her performances this season and the state of the women’s game.

'DIFFICULT AND AMAZING' - SIMONA HALEP ON THE JOURNEY TO THE TOP

Simona Halep has her sets firmly on a strong 2018 season following a triumphant finish to her year, one that saw her become the 13th women to become WTA Year-End World No.1 after the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

'SIMONA IS AN EXEMPLARY ATHLETE' - WTA CEO STEVE SIMON ON NEW NO.1 HALEP

WTA CEO Steve Simon praised Simona Halep after she became the 25th woman to top the rankings.