Tennis - Romania's Simona Halep could become World No. 1 for the first time in her career after next week's Eastbourne Championships. Halep needs to reach the semi-finals in order to have a shot at the No. 1 ranking but needs to make the final if current World No.
1 Angelique Kerber reaches the quarter-finals or semi-finals or win the title if Kerber reaches the final. This is Halep's second chance in recent weeks to become World No. 1. She missed out at the French Open when she was beaten in three sets in the final by unseeded Latvian Jelena Ostapenko.
Had Halep won the final, she would have become World No. 1. Halep, who took a wild card into the Eastbourne draw, currently trails Kerber by 115 points but there are 470 WTA ranking points up for the winner in Eastbourne. Also Read - Moya Says Nadal Will be at His Best at Wimbledon