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Stat of the Day: Simona Halep has now won her last 13 matches in a row against fellow Romanians
The two-time Grand Slam champion is 14-0 against her countrywomen at tour-level, and 31-4 at all levels.
Published Oct 27, 2021
Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep made a winning start to her Transylvania Open campaign in Cluj-Napoca on Wednesday, beating fellow Romanian Elena-Gabriela Ruse in an hour and 13 minutes, 6-1, 6-2.
And with the win, she continues to build on an already impressive stat.
Halep is now 14-0 in her career against fellow Romanians at tour-level:
~ d. Cirstea in 2010 Marbella 2nd Rd, 6-4, 7-6 (4)
~ d. Begu in 2012 Hobart 2nd Rd, 6-4, 6-2
~ d. Cadantu in 2012 Fes 2nd Rd, 6-2, 7-5
~ d. Niculescu in 2012 Brussels 2nd Rd, 6-1, 6-1
~ d. Cadantu in 2013 Budapest SFs, 6-2, 7-6 (1)
~ d. Niculescu in 2014 Bucharest SFs, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
~ d. Dulgheru in 2015 Rome QFs, 6-1, 6-0
~ d. Begu in 2016 Madrid QFs, 6-3, 0-6, 6-1
~ d. Begu in 2016 Wuhan 2nd Rd, 6-3, 2-0 ret.
~ d. Begu in 2018 Shenzhen SFs, 6-1, 6-4
~ d. Buzarnescu in 2019 Wimbledon 2nd Rd, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
~ d. Begu in 2020 Prague SFs, 7-6 (2), 6-3
~ d. Begu in 2020 Roland Garros 2nd Rd, 6-3, 6-4
~ d. Ruse in 2021 Cluj-Napoca 1st Rd, 6-1, 6-2
She’s 31-4 in her career against fellow Romanians at all levels, her last loss at any level coming against Sorana Cirstea in 2010 Cincinnati qualifying.
Since then, Halep has won 13 in a row at all levels.