By Tom Kelly for the Daily Mail. Many sport stars say they will do whatever it takes to succeed. But tennis player Simona Halep has gone to drastic measures in her bid to win Wimbledon — by having a breast reduction to improve her reaction times.
As a rising teenage tennis star, Simona Halep was better known for her bra size than her skills with a racket. Inat the age of 17, the Romanian opted to undergo a breast reduction, taking her from a 34DD to a 34C. Before long she rocketed up the world rankings and is now really hitting her stride, climbing to No.
Simona Halep had a choice to make a decade ago between her body and her tennis career. According to The Sunthe French Open junior champion was born with size 34DD breasts, which she says got in the way of her movement on the court. Bythe Romanian decided to reduce them to 34C.
Simona Halep — the woman challenging Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final — may have never got there without drastic surgery. Williams and Halep will be chasing two very different dreams when they face off in the women's singles final at Wimbledon. Romania's Simona Halep returns against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina during their women's singles semi-final.
And that included her generous curves. Simona Halep, who had breast reduction surgery to help her game, comfortably won her first round match against Bojana Jovanovski. Before and after: In at the French Open girls' singles, left, and today at Wimbledon, right.
Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki are going head to head at the Australian Open women's final today. The year-old Romanian professional tennis player and the year-old Dane, will face off on the court. Halep is currently ranked number one in the world for women's singles, but Wozniacki holds position number two, making for a tense match.
T hree days before Christmaswhen I was 19, I had my breasts reduced in size. Sitting alone in my flat after the operation at Ross Hall hospital in Glasgow, I confronted my scars for the first time, and I cried. It was not the first time that I had cried over my body, but these were not the tears of a miserable, frustrated teenager.
But Simona Halep has literally sacrificed body parts to reach the top of tennis. As a promising teenage player who had already won the French Open junior title, the Romanian made the life-changing decision to have breast reduction surgery. Her 34DD chest was getting in the way of her sporting dream so she went under the knife at the age of My ability to react quickly, my breasts make me uncomfortable when I play.
The World Number one tennis player, Simona Halep underwent a breast reduction surgery in the year Her game was getting affected due to her heavy breasts also she had the urge to excel in the field of tennis. Right after she got them operated Halep claimed it to be the biggest and the only sacrifice she did for tennis.