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5 things you did not know about Wimbledon champion Simona Halep

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The Romanian follows only two people on Twitter.

Simona Halep claimed her first Wimbledon title and second grand slam by beating Serena Williams.

The seventh seed won 6-2 6-2 on Centre Court in only 56 minutes as she outplayed the seven-time champion.

Here, PA takes a closer look at the 27-year-old.

Sporting background

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Junior champion

She began playing tennis aged four and moved to Bucharest 12 years later in a bid to advance her career. It brought success on the junior circuit as she became the French Open champion in 2008.

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Breast reduction

The Romanian had a breast reduction when she was 17
The Romanian had a breast reduction when she was 17 (Steven Paston/PA)

Fourth time lucky

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She might have two grand slams in the bag, but Halep could have been forgiven if she thought it might not happen after losing her first three finals. She was beaten twice at the French Open, first to Maria Sharapova and then to Jelena Ostapenko before Caroline Wozniacki got the better of her at the Australian Open. The losing run was finally ended, fittingly, at Roland Garros last year.

Fan of snooker

English snooker player Mark Selby is one of just two people Halep follows on Twitter
English snooker player Mark Selby is one of just two people Halep follows on Twitter (Dave Howarth/PA)

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