Simona Halep is arguably the best women’s tennis player in the world. The 27-year-old Romanian lifted the French Open title in June, her first Grand Slam win – and he had the perfect person to celebrate her success with – boyfriend Radu Barbu to celebrate it with.
Who is Radu Barbu?
Radu Barbu was born on October 16, 1983, and only recently he celebrated his 35th Birthday. The Romanian was tennis player himself in his younger years but never made it big time. With his career going nowhere – he decided to head to Texas Christian University in the States to become a coach. He is now helping to run the young tennis development program in Romania.
How did the couple meet
Simona Halep and Radu Barbu met through friends through their tennis and Romanian connections. Among their mutual friends was Halep’s old coach Andrei Mlendea. The pair has never announced their relationship in public and has even denied their romantic connection to their friends. However, the couple were recently spotted some good time in Italy.
Recently, Simona Halep received the newly named Chris Evert WTA World No. 1 Trophy as she is the year-end No. 1 for the second season in a row. Steffi Graf earned the year-end No. 1 a record eight times from 1987-96.