Simona Halep is a Romanian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world no. 5. Simona Halep is the latest up-and-coming tennis sensation. From Constanta, Romania, she won the Junior French Open Tournament in 2008, aged 16. A year later, in 2009, Halep could only make the second round of the qualifiers in the Senior tournament, losing in three sets to Vitalia Diatchenko.Halep first broke into the world’s top 50 at the end of 2012, the top 20 in August 2013, and then the top 10 in January 2014.