View Full Version : "Teen tennis star has breast reduction surgery in bid to boost her game" - Daily Mail

May 26th, 2010, 04:04 PM
Having a large chest guarantees attention, but Romanian tennis hopeful Simona Halep couldn't get rid of hers soon enough.

The 18-year-old, who was a junior champion at the French Open in 2008, had a growing male fan base thanks to her 34DD breasts.

But the extra weight on her chest was uncomfortable and caused severe back pain, which affected her performance on the court.

In a bid to boost her game, she spent last summer recovering from breast reduction surgery, which took her cup size down to a more modest 34C.

Before: Romanian tennis star Simona Halep in the Junior French Open in 2008. Last summer she had breast reduction surgery to improve her game

After: Halep, pictured on Monday, is yet to reap the rewards of her surgery after she was beaten at the French Open by Samantha Stosur

She revealed her new-look figure at this year's French Open tournament in Paris.

Unfortunately Halep, who is ranked 114 in the world, was still beaten on Monday by former semi-finalist, Australian Samantha Stosur.

Explaining her decision to fans, who petitioned in an attempt to get her to reconsider, she said: 'It’s the weight that troubles me. My ability to react quickly, my breasts make me uncomfortable when I play.

'I don’t like them in my everyday life, either. I would have gone for surgery even if I hadn’t been a sportswoman.'

Personal choice: Halep admits that she has never liked her breasts, and would have had surgery even if she hadn't been a sportswoman

But she is not the first sportswomen to have been forced to undergo a breast reduction to improve her chances, and if the experiences of other athletes are anything to go by it may take her some time to get used to her new body.

Australian 400m hurdler Jana Pittman-Rawlinson, 27, who had breast implants after the birth of her son, had them removed earlier this year in an effort to improve her chances in the London 2012 Olympics.

'Every time I raced I panicked about whether I was letting my country down, all for my own vanity,' she said.

'I absolutely loved having bigger boobs, but I don’t want to short-change Australia either.'

Darts player Andy Fordham experienced a similar situation after he lost lost an incredible 10st (63.5kg).

He said: 'The only problem with playing darts now is that my weight loss has affected my balance. It’s been like learning to throw in a new body.'

May 26th, 2010, 04:06 PM
Oh no Halep :sad: :sad: :sad:

May 26th, 2010, 04:06 PM
Nothing new;)

But Halep is still :hearts:

May 26th, 2010, 04:10 PM
Nothing new;)

But Halep is still :hearts:

The 1st pic of her looks like Scarlet Johansson with huge boobs. :lol:

May 26th, 2010, 04:13 PM
I'm happy Simona was brave enough to get the reduction. And it's best for her health, especially for her back and shoulders. And she's still a beautiful girl too.

May 26th, 2010, 04:16 PM
Halep :eek: Well Kim and Serena both did quite well despite big boobs...

May 26th, 2010, 04:16 PM
Well, it's like quite an old news indeed but the reduction has shown some significant results on her performance, no?:shrug: Good for her I guess.:yeah:

May 26th, 2010, 04:16 PM
She looks awful now.

May 26th, 2010, 04:21 PM
I saw her in another (UK) newspaper today as well. :lol: Bit late there.

May 26th, 2010, 04:24 PM
Even though it helped her, she was much better with her jugs...

May 26th, 2010, 04:25 PM
I don't think they're right that she hasn't yet reaped benefits. Her ranking has risen dramatically - just outside the top 100 is great for her age. She just recently reached her first WTA final, and qualifying and then losing to Stosur is no shame.

I think she looks better now. Still a reasonably curvy shape. Good luck to her - hope she starts to get headlines for her tennis, not her tits.

May 26th, 2010, 04:27 PM
the british press <3 they pick the most important of tennis issues to write about

May 26th, 2010, 04:30 PM
I wish I had played with them first. :(

May 26th, 2010, 04:30 PM
She looks awful now.

Maybe Caro should get a boob job and you might like her more??

May 26th, 2010, 04:46 PM
I like them, they suit her figure now.

Good on her for getting it done, I believe it is a lot more risky than a breast augmentation.

I love the Jana Pittman reference, she is one mess :o,.

May 26th, 2010, 04:47 PM
I canīt blame her, that it is more important for her, to feel well and healthier and improve her game, than just have big tits for some dudes to wank over.

Mrs. Dimitrova
May 26th, 2010, 04:55 PM
I like how she looks like now. :)

And hasn't her results improved lately? It's not like she lost to some nobody in Round 1.

May 26th, 2010, 06:45 PM
The 1st pic of her looks like Scarlet Johansson with huge boobs. :lol:

You realized that so well:) I agree with you. She is just like a copy of Scarlet Johansson with her expression also. Im glad i like both:) Although old jugs of Simona beat Scarlet's:) But i think she did well by reducing her size, because of preferred comfort and better performance in her job. Its special and logical decision that she prefers success in her job rather than looks. By the way this news is last year's.

May 26th, 2010, 07:12 PM
A bit behind the 9-ball, aren't they?

Those breasts were quite a burden for her as an athlete. So good on her for doing what she thought was best for her.

May 26th, 2010, 07:19 PM
Maybe Caro should get a boob job and you might like her more??

Caro has the face. She doesn't need the boobs.

Face > boobs > neither

May 26th, 2010, 07:26 PM
Well Simona's results on clay this year have been excellent and she did win though qualifying to meet Sam 1r RG. So losing the boobs has helped.

It's a shame she has to qualify for Wimbledon as the press is bound to show interest in her. Remember Babsimania!!

May 26th, 2010, 07:28 PM
She reminds me of Scarlett Johansson in the first and third pics.

May 26th, 2010, 07:40 PM
Caro has the face. She doesn't need the boobs.

Face > boobs > neither

Sure, if you have a fetish for massive foreheads I guess.

May 27th, 2010, 04:44 PM
Caro has the face. She doesn't need the boobs.

Face > boobs > neither

Feelings and Passion > Face > boobs > neither

May 27th, 2010, 04:49 PM
The darts player quote is so random. How on Earth is darts a sport?

May 27th, 2010, 05:19 PM
Isn't this "news" like 6 months old? :scratch:

And ew at the creeps in here. Go find some porn ffs.