Despite a disappointing Wimbledon and U.S. Open, this is the year that Simona Halep got her first major title in tennis. I hope she gets a couple more.
Last year, despite not getting that first major, she finished the season ranked as the #1 tennis player in the world. Then she battled Wozniacki in a dramatic Australian Open final, and lifted the trophy at the French.
She'll end this year ranked #1 again, but a back injury is limiting her, and she may not be able to play in the end-of-year Women's Tennis Association Finals in Singapore.
Still, she's been ranked #1 for 50 weeks, which has only been exceeded by nine women -- and this is the Serena Williams era, after all. That's pretty impressive.
Hope she gets over the injury soon, and keeps on doing what she does so well.