Former world No.1 tennis player, Simona Halep, has recently been handed a four-year ban following a failed drug test after the 2022 US Open. Let's delve into the life and career of Halep, as well as her former marriage to Toni Iuruc.
Who is Simona Halep?
Simona Halep, born on September 27, 1991, is a professional tennis player hailing from Constanta, Romania. She began playing tennis at a young age, practicing every day by the time she was six years old. At 16, she relocated to Bucharest to further pursue her tennis career.
Halep achieved her first significant victory in 2008, reaching the junior semi-final at the Australian Open. She then went on to win two junior tournaments that same year. Her successes continued to grow, culminating in claiming two Grand Slam singles titles and a total of 24 singles titles worldwide. Halep was ranked world number one in singles twice between 2017 and 2019, with a total of 64 weeks at the top spot.
Simona Halep's Former Husband: Toni Iuruc
Simona Halep tied the knot with Romanian billionaire and businessman Toni Iuruc in September 2021. However, after just a year of marriage, the couple decided to call it quits and announced their decision to file for divorce.
The split between Halep and Iuruc was reportedly amicable, with Iuruc stating in an interview with Turkish news outlet Fanatik, "We decided together with Simona to break up. Stop insisting, it’s my last public appearance. The rest will be handled by the lawyers in the most civilized way possible. Thank you for understanding."
A Glimpse into Toni Iuruc's Wealth
Toni Iuruc, a Romanian billionaire and businessman, is estimated to be worth a staggering £1.72 billion as of 2022. His wealth stems from owning six multinational companies and working in the real estate market. While his exact net worth in 2023 is unknown, it is clear that Iuruc comes from a wealthy background and has achieved significant financial success in his own right.
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