Simona Halep's Breast Reduction Has Helped Her Tennis Game Dramatically, She Says

Simona Halep’s tennis ranking in 2008: 352

Simona Halep got a breast reduction in the summer of 2009. She went from a DD to a C cup.

Simona Halep’s tennis ranking in June 2011: 58.

Halep was only 17 in 2008, and obviously improving as a tennis player, so it’s no surprise she’s shot up the rankings. She was a promising juniors player, but to surge nearly 200 spots in the rankings that quickly? Pretty impressive. How much did her boob job impact her tennis? Here’s what Halep said after losing at Wimbledon to Serena Williams a few days ago:

“My ability to react quickly was worse, and my breasts made me uncomfortable,” the 19-year-old said. “It’s the weight that troubles me. My breasts made me uncomfortable when I play. I don’t like them in my everyday life, either. I would have gone for surgery even if I hadn’t been a sportswoman.”

One writer used Halep’s surgery to write about her own breast reduction experience. Thought you might be interested.

In actual Wimbledon news, Maria Sharapova and Sabine Lisicki are through to the semifinals. This probably is Sharapova’s tournament to lose now that the Williams sisters are out.

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