SIMONA HALEP, THE ROMANIAN TENNIS AMBASSADOR

To honour the performance of a great tennis player and, particularly, the victory at Wimbledon on July 13th, 2019, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation, on Friday, 26th of July, 2019, the postage stamps issue Simona Halep, the Romanian tennis ambassador, compound of one perforated souvenir sheet and one imperforated souvenir sheet. On the stamp of the souvenir sheet is illustrated the image of      Simona Halep raising the 2019 Wimbledon trophy. The imperforated souvenir sheet, is numbered, and it presents Simona Halep’s signature in gold foiling and it illustrates Simona Halep in the foreground, presenting the trophy to the public. In the stamp of the imperforated souvenir sheet, a image of the game is shown.

Simona conquers London and wins the first Wimbledon tournament from her professional career, after winning the final with a 6-2, 6-2 score, in the face of the previous world’s number one, Serena Williams. This is the first Wimbledon trophy won by a Romanian.

Simona Halep was born on September 27th, 1991, in Constanta and has an impressive record.

She made her debut in international competitions in 2008, when she managed to win the juniors tournament in Italy and the Roland Garros dedicated to junior players, in a 100% Romanian final, defeating Ana Bogdan.

Throughout her sports career, until winning the 2018 Roland Garros Grand Slam Tournament, Simona Halep won another 17 WTA singles tournaments (six in 2013, two in 2014, three in 2015, three in 2016, one in 2017, two in 2018) of which the most important being Premier Mandatory tournaments from Indian Wells and Madrid.

After another three Grand Slam finals – two at Roland Garros (2014, and 2017) and one at the Australian Open (2018), Simona Halep won the Roland Garros Grand Slam Tournament (June 9th, 2018), the most important trophy of her carrier until that moment.

Until winning the 2019 Wimbledon Grand Slam Simona Halep accumulated over 64 weeks as world Number 1.

Also, Simona Halep has been nominated, for consecutive two years, namely in 2014 and 2015, by WTA, The Most Popular Player of the Year, her player account being the most “accessed” on the women’s professional circuit website, wtatennis.com.

After many years of training and devotement in the service of tennis, Simona Halep succeeded in what was failed by another Romanian until July 13, 2019, the winning of the Wimbledon trophy.

Congratulations, SIMONA!

The postage stamps issue Simona Halep, the Romanian tennis ambassador will be available on Friday, July 26th, 2019, in Romfilatelia’s shops network in Bucharest, Bacau, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi and Timisoara and online on http://romfilatelia.ro/store/. The postage stamps issue is completed by two “first day” covers. The first envelope is equipped with the imperforated souvenir sheet of the issue, numbered and cancelled with the “first day” postmark of the issue, clearly imprinted gold foiling. The second First Day Cover is equipped with the stamp of the perforated souvenir sheet of the issue, numbered and cancelled with the “first day” postmark of the issue. 

For further information, please contact the Public Relation Office:

Tel: 021 / 337 24 42.

pr@romfilatelia.ro