Simona Halep had a year with major fluctuations in form. At the beginning of the season she had excellent results, in which she was able to win the tournament in Shenzhen and Indian Wells, tournaments included in the Premier Mandatory category, followed by a downward period. She disappointed on clay season, losing prematurely in the second round at Rolland Garros.

Then followed the season on grass where she had a very modest level of playing, losing in the first round at Wimbledon.

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After a few weeks of pause, Halep was advancing in hard season in America totally changed. She played a totally new tennis. 

The level of her game returned to its level in 2014. She has reached two finals, both lost. In the first final in Toronto, she was defeated by the revelation of 18-year-old Belinda Bencic. At Cincinnati she had no chance against world leader Serena Williams. At the US Open, reached the semi-finals stage but unfortunately lost the match against Flavia Pennetta.

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Serena Williams' announcement that she was withdrawing from competitive season has brought the eyes of professionals towards Halep. They consider that she is the main favorite at the tournament in Singapore. We must not forget that last year Simona played the final at Singapore. Serena won that match, but at the meeting in groups Halep won in a charming manner.

In addition to this, other contenders are crossing difficult times.

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Maria Sharapova is crippled by injuries. Petra Kvitova showed an inconsistent game. However, the surprise may come from the players such as Radwanska who is on a comeback after she managed a number of very good results lately. Although ranking shows as favourite the tennis player from Romania, she needs to be very careful with the names listed above. Those are tennis players with huge experience, with many trophies won during their careers.

Nevertheless, the tournament in Singapore this year is going to be extremely interesting. The absence of Serena will weigh tremendously. Halep may end the year with an enormous victory: it would be the most important for her after the one at Indian Wells. If she shows a game like the one last month, she will prevail.

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