Former tennis world No.1 Simona Halep marries boyfriend in Romania


Former world No. 1 in women’s tennis Simona Halep married her boyfriend Toni Luruc on Wednesday. Growing 30 years old, Halep got married in her hometown, Constanta, Romania. (More tennis news)


Simona Halep’s new husband has been described by online media as a billionaire businessman. Former Grand Slam champion, Halep is a sports icon in Romania alongside FIFA World Cup footballer Gheorghe Hagi and Olympic gold medalist gymnast Nadia Comaneci.

“It’s a beautiful event,” Halep told reporters when she returned home recently for the wedding.

“I’m emotional. It’s different emotions of winning a Grand Slam, it’s the personal part, tennis remains tennis. It’s a hugely important step, and I’m happy it’s happening.”

Halep’s coach, Australian Darren Cahill, has wished the couple to marry.

On Wednesday morning, Halep posted a quote from Mark Twain on Instagram and told his 1.6 million followers, “Have a nice day everyone.” Twain’s quote read, “Give every day the chance to be the happiest day of your life.”

Halep won Wimbledon in 2019 and Roland Garros the year before.

It’s been a good month for Halep. After being sidelined with a foot injury suffered in Rome in May, she missed the French Open, Wimbledon and a chance to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

But Halep returned to the game in August and advanced to the round of 16 of the US Open, losing to Elina Svitolina.

(With contributions from the agency)

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