Simona Halep to receive Romania’s highest distinction

Bucharest (Romania): Romanian Presidential Administration has announced that Wimbledon champion Simona Halep will be honored with Steaua Romaniei, the highest distinction of Romania.

This will be another feather to her cap after her victory in Wimbledon this year.

“As a result of the extraordinary performance at the Wimbledon tennis tournament and as a sign of recognition and appreciation, the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, has decided to award the highest award of the Romanian state- the National Order Steaua Romaniei in the rank of the Knight, to the tennis player Simona Halep, read a presidential communique.

“Through her dedication, devotion and professionalism, both on and off the tennis court, Simona Halep has promoted our country’s name all overthe world. Simona Halep is a role model for younger generation and her involvement in popularizing tennis among children is a huge for Romanian sports, the statement added.

Halep defeated Serena Williams of US in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, the ladies singles final of the Wimbledon on Sunday.