Simona Halep set to become WTA world number one

Simona Halep is set to become the new WTA world number one when the rankings are updated on Monday

Marianne Bevis
By Marianne Bevis
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Simona Halep will become world No1 on Monday Photo: Dubai Duty Free Championships

Simona Halep is set to become the new WTA world number one for the first time in her career when the updated rankings are released on Monday.

By reaching her 27th career final at the China Open, the Romanian will become the first woman from her country to hold the top spot and 25th overall in the history of the WTA.

Halep holds a 44-14 win-loss record this year, reaching three consecutive finals during the European clay swing including a title win at the Mutua Madrid Open, and runner-up at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia (Rome) and Roland Garros.

In addition, Halep was runner-up at the Western & Southern Open (Cincinnati).

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