Simona Halep was born on 27 September 1991, Constanta, Romania. She started playing tennis at the age of four. At age 6, she was practicing daily. At age 16, she relocated to Bucharest to further her tennis career. Simona Halep stunned Serena Williams, the Centre Court crowd and almost everyone on Planet Tennis to triumph 6-2, 6-2 in just 55 minutes. Simona Halep Biography and Profile.