Women Tennis Association World No.1 Simona Halep has claimed the mantle of 2018 WTA Fan Favorite, taking the crown in consecutive years following her initial triumph in 2017. For the second straight season, Simona Halep added another incredible honor to her year-end spot at the top of the WTA Rankings: the title of WTA Fan Favorite.

The World No.1 from Romania is the winner of the fan-based poll to determine the 2018 WTA Fan Favorite, defending her title from last year as the top vote-getter.

Only four women have been named Fan Favorite in the ten-year history of the award. Russians Maria Sharapova and Elena Dementieva each claimed the prize once before recently-retired Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland reeled off six straight crowns from 2011 to 2016.

Halep reached a third career major final at the Australian Open before winning her maiden Grand Slam title at Roland Garros. The Romanian also picked up trophies at the Rogers Cup and the Shenzhen Open, ending the season at World No.1 for the second straight year despite suffering a back injury as 2018 came to a close.

Source: WTA