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Women's draw: Azarenka adds to intrigue

Women's draw: Azarenka adds to intrigue

Serena Williams is the woman to beat, but the first-round meeting between Victoria Azarenka and Sloane Stephens leaps out of the draw.
Open season: Mistaken identity

Open season: Mistaken identity

Alix Ramsay looks back at Day 6 of the Australian Open, where stars became snappers and American Steve Johnson discovered he was big Down Under.
Low-key Makarova demolishes Halep

Low-key Makarova demolishes Halep

Ekaterina Makarova went into her AO quarterfinal against third seed Simona Halep relatively unheralded. She emerged with a thumping victory and a semifinal place.
Halep rises to the occasion

Halep rises to the occasion

Third seed Simona Halep played the big points perfectly against Yanina Wickmayer to make her second straight Australian Open quarterfinal.
Halep steadies to close out Mattek-Sands

Halep steadies to close out Mattek-Sands

Romanian third seed Simona Halep has moved into the fourth round, serving it out on her second opportunity 6-4 7-5 against American Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
Halep in a hurry

Halep in a hurry

World No.3 Simona Halep never let Jarmila Gajdosova settle on Wednesday night, romping to a straight-sets second-round win for the loss of four games.
Day 9 preview: The innocence of youth

Day 9 preview: The innocence of youth

In his final major as a teenager, Nick Kyrgios has ridden a wave of emotion to the quarterfinals - where an older, wiser Andy Murray awaits.
Day 3 preview: Keeping it rolling

Day 3 preview: Keeping it rolling

Teen tyros Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios lit up Melbourne Park on Day 1 of Australian Open 2015; can they back up on Wednesday after surviving stern five-set tests?
AO Spotlight: Simona Halep

AO Spotlight: Simona Halep

Simona Halep’s diverse game offers something different at the top of women’s tennis; can it take her all the way to a maiden Grand Slam title?
Simona Halep 27-01-15

Simona Halep 27-01-15

Ekaterina Makarova d Simona Halep 6-4 6-0.
Simona Halep 25-01-15

Simona Halep 25-01-15

Simona Halep d Yanina Wickmayer 6-4 6-2
Simona Halep 23-01-15

Simona Halep 23-01-15

Simona Halep d Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-4 7-5
Simona Halep 21-01-15

Simona Halep 21-01-15

Simona Halep d Jarmila Gajdosova 6-2 6-2
Simona Halep 17-01-15

Simona Halep 17-01-15

Simona Halep pre-tournament interview
Simona Halep
Country:
Romania
Birth Date:
27 September 1991
Birth Place:
Constanta, Romania
Residence:
Constanta, Romania
Height:
1.68 metres (5 ft. 6 in.)
Weight:
60 kilos (132 lbs.)
Plays:
Right
Rankings
3
Singles
502
Doubles

Tournament Info

Australian Opens Played:
4
Events Entered:
Women's Singles
Best Singles Performance:
Quarter Finalist (2014)
Best Doubles Performance:
1st Round (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Player Overview

Year turned pro:
N/A
Career matches won:
147
Career matches lost:
88
Year to date matches won:
5
Current 52 week rank for singles:
3
Current 52 week rank for doubles:
502
High rank for singles:
2
High rank for doubles:
146
Career Prize Money:
$6,670,571 USD
Year to date prize money for singles:
$111,163 USD

Grand Slam Singles Results

YearAustralian OpenRoland GarrosWimbledonUS Open
2010-1ST-1ST
20113RD2ND2ND2ND
20121ST1ST1ST2ND
20131ST1ST2ND4TH
2014QFRUPSF3RD

Grand Slam Doubles Results

YearAustralian OpenRoland GarrosWimbledonUS Open
20111ST1ST1ST2ND
20121ST2ND1ST1ST
20131ST1ST1ST1ST
20141ST---

Legend

WON = Champion
RUP = Runner Up
SF = Semi Finalist
QF = Quarter Finalist
4TH = Lost in Fourth Round
3RD = Lost in Third Round
2ND = Lost in Second Round
1ST = Lost in First Round
Bio information courtesy of the WTA TOUR
Rod Laver Arena - Women's Singles - Quarterfinals
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
E.Makarova RUS (10)
 
6
6
 
S.Halep ROU (3)
 
4
0
Rod Laver Arena - Women's Singles - Round 4
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
 
4
2
 
S.Halep ROU (3)
 
6
6
Margaret Court Arena - Women's Singles - Round 3
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
 
4
5
 
S.Halep ROU (3)
 
6
7
Rod Laver Arena - Women's Singles - Round 2
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
 
2
2
 
S.Halep ROU (3)
 
6
6
Rod Laver Arena - Women's Singles - Round 1
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
K.Knapp ITA 
 
3
2
 
S.Halep ROU (3)
 
6
6
Compare Players
Round
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3R
4R
QF
SF
F
Sets played
Tie Breaks played
Total Games
Winners
Unforced Errors
Service Points Won
Return Games Won
Total Points
1st Serves In
% 1st Serves In
Total Aces
Total Double Faults
1st Serve Points Won
% 1st Serve Points Won
% 2nd Serve Points Won
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Day 11
Thursday, 29 January 2015
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