Romania’s Simona Halep may have chosen not to enter the WTA Premier event in Montreal next week but that will not stop her from moving to world No. 2 in the rankings following the Rogers Cup.
Since the midway point of 2013, Halep has won title in Nürnberg, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Budapest, New Haven, Moscow Sofia, Doha and most recently in her home country of Romania at Bucharest. She also reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, the final of the French Open and the semi-final of the Wimbledon Championships, which all served the purpose of propelling her further up the ranks.
Her surge through the rankings has taken her all the way to world No. 2, where she will now replace Li Na after the Chinese No. 1 was forced to withdraw from the entire US Open series due to a knee injury. Na was supposed to defend semi-final points at the Rogers Cup, which she will be unable to do and hence automatically gave up the points and dropped to No. 3 in the rankings.
Halep will now officially become the highest ranked female Romanian player in the history over the sport.
The Rogers Cup is set to begin Monday, August 4. Halep’s ranking points will be added on Monday. August 11.