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Simona Halep Wins Shenzhen Tennis & Thanks Claus Martin @Adidas For Years Of Support

Photo by @ShenzhenOpenWTA via Twitter



Tennis Results & Tidbits Of News 2018


Shenzhen Open

December 31, 2017 – January 6, 2018

Shenzhen, China



Singles – Final

[1] S. Halep (ROU) d [6] K. Siniakova (CZE) 61 26 60


Doubles – Final

I. Begu (ROU) / S. Halep (ROU) d [1] B. Krejcikova (CZE) / K. Siniakova (CZE) 16 61 10-8


Final Facts

– Simona Halep swept both the singles and doubles titles this week at the Shenzhen Open. She joins an exclusive group of players: Barty (Kuala Lumpur), Begu (Bucharest) and Bertens (Gstaad), who were able to complete the singles and doubles title sweep in 2017

– Of the five World No.1 players from 2017 (S.Williams, Kerber, Ka.Pliskova, Muguruza), Halep is the only one to capture a title while atop the rankings

– This title serves as Halep’s first as World No.1 and 16th overall

– Halep will extend her stay at No.1 on Monday, marking her 14th consecutive week atop the WTA Rankings.

– Defending champion Katerina Siniakova falls to 2-3 in WTA Finals, having captured the first two titles of her career in 2017 at Shenzhen and Bastad

– This week’s doubles triumph marks the first career crown for Halep and seventh for countrywoman Irina-Camelia Begu




Editors note:

On social media SIMONA thanked a man from Adidas. His name is Claus Martin and his passion is tennis. Sure he loves golf. But I forget how many slams in a row Claus attended without missing one… It was a huge record. Only guy that maybe beats it… Maybe is Martin “Marty” Mulligan of FILA. Marty as both a TOP player and FILA TOP man forever….. Maybe he soon will sign Bjorn Borg’s Son too….

We are surprised Simona does not have a clothing sponsorship deal? She will surprise us all by the time the 2018 Aussie Open starts.

Are clothing deals shrinking? No, not the clothes. The deals? WTA / World Number One?


Photo by @ShenzhenOpenWTA via Twitter

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