Halep, a former tennis player: the detail that proves how Simona's career stopped in 2022

When she was on the wave, Simona Halep (32 years old) was surrounded by people with different tasks. Today, removed from tennis for a year and a half, the former world No. 1 is surrounded by lawyers.

The last time Simona Halep had the racket in her hand, in a tournament, was on August 29, 2022

And since lawyers cost a lot, “Simo” let go of some employees who, in her current situation, were useless. For example, the coach disappeared from the staff. Patrick Mouratoglou (53), the last man to hold this position, has just resumed collaboration with his former student, Holger Rune (Denmark, 20, 7 ATP). And the people who used to handle the communication side of Halep's team are less active now. And this is reflected in the way Simona Halep's official website was simply abandoned.

The last news is about the last title

Launched about six years ago, simonahalep.com has never been a site at the level of performances of a Grand Slam winner. But at least it was updated, from time to time. For about two years, however, since Simona's problems with doping appeared, this site has also “DIED“. It can still be accessed in both the Romanian and English versions, but it appears that the site administrators have abandoned it.

In the news column, the last article dates from August 15, 2022 and is about Halep's triumph at the Rogers Cup, after a final won with Beatriz Haddad Maia. This was title number 24 of “Simo's” career. And the last one he conquered. Because, after defeating the athlete from Brazil, Halep played only two more matches in the circuit: 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 with Potapova in Cincinnati (she then abandoned, before the match in the second round with Kudermetova) and 2-6, 6-0, 4-6 with Daria Snigur in the first round of the US Open. After this match in New York, the Romanian tested positive for Roxadustat consumption.

Returning to the abandoned website, another column overtaken by events is the one with Simona Halep's staff. Here, people appear who are no longer part of the Romanian team. Patrick Mouratoglou (coach) and Nina Wennerstrom (sports manager) are just two examples of this. It should be noted that no information appears on the entire simonahalep.com website about the doping scandal that ruined the former world No. 1.

“Simo”, pitied by the former coach

The hearings of Simona Halep's appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne brought her doping case back to the attention of the tennis world. And, three weeks since then, reactions continue to flow about how the dust of the Romanian's career was chosen. Artemon Apostu-Efremov, Simona's former coach, took pity on her, commenting on her situation for the sport.ro website.

It's clear: she somehow fell into a trap. I, knowing Simona, saw how she was always extremely attentive to these details (no – consumption of supplements). Mouratoglou's statement came very late and was half-measured. He didn't say: <>. He said he felt responsible. What's worse in this situation is that Halep will be the only one to pay. However, he has already paid for two years. Somehow, Mouratoglou managed to slip through. Simona remained alone in front of the spotlight for a very long time. I don't know if it was a strategy or it just happened that way“, said Artemon Apostu-Efremov (44 years old).


October 2026 is the date on which Simona Halep's suspension, dictated by Sport Resolutions, will expire if the punishment is not reduced by CAS.