Bucharest, Dec 30 /Agerpres/ – Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, world's no. 1, is going to kick off 2018 season by playing against American Nicole Gibbs in the opening round of the WTA tournament in Shenzhen (China), equipped with total prizes worth 626,750 US dollars.
Halep (26) and Gibbs (24, WTA's 110) will meet for the first time in the professional circuit.
The other four Romanian players on the main singles chart are Irina Begu, Mihaela Buzarnescu, Monica Niculescu and Ana Bogdan.
Begu (27, WTA's 43), seed no. 4, will play against Chinese Fangzhou Liu (22, WTA's 148), with this being their first …read more