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Callum Morris (front) from Connah's Quay Nomads' football club in action against FK Partizan's Seydouba Soumah during the UEFA Europa League qualifying match in Belgrade on August 1. Photo: EPA-EFE/Andrej Cukic

Wimbledon champ Halep says she would like to play a match with President Iohannis

2019 Wimbledon Open women's singles champion Simona Halep, who was decorated on Tuesday by Romania's President Klaus Iohannis with the 'Star of Romania' in rank of Knight, said after the award ceremony that he she would like to play a tennis match with Iohannis. "I would like to play a match with Mr President, I have not done it yet, but why not?!

Simona Halep presented with National Order of the 'Star of Romania' in the rank of Knight

Romanian tennis ace Simona Halep was presented on Tuesday by President Klaus Iohannis with the National Order of the 'Star of Romania' in the rank of Knight, in a ceremony held at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace. "Before us stands a great champion, who has offered Romanians not only moments of joy, but also an invaluable example.

Vlad Dascalu, European champion in men's U23 European XCO Championship 2019 in Brno

Romanian biker Vlad Dascalu won the Under 23 European Mountain Bike XCO Championship 2019, thus becoming the first European champion in the history of the Romanian cycling, a release sent to AGERPRES reads. "Vlad Dascalu (21 years of age) became the first Romanian in history who got a medal in a major cycling competition.

Swimmer David Popovici, judoka Alexandra Pasca win more medals for Romania at EYOF 2019

Romanian swimmer David Popovici won the silver medal on Thursday in the men's 50m freestyle event, while judoka Alexandra-Maria Pasca won the bronze in the girls' 52kg category at the 2019 Youth Summer Olympic Festival (FOTE) in Baku. Popovici, a 100m freestyle gold medallist, clocked in at 23.03, arriving after the Polish Mateusz Chowaniec, 22.91.

Romania wins women's artistic gymnastics team silver at EYOF 2019

Romania's women's artistic gymnastics team made up of Irina Antonia Duta, Silviana Maria Sfiringu-Gheorghe and Ioana Andreea Stanciulescu, won the silver medal in the team competition at the Baku 2019 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival. Russia ranked first with 108.050 points, followed by Romania (106.800) and Great Britain (103.850).

Romania wins gold, silver at Dragon Boat European Championships

Romania won three medals: one gold and two silver at the 2019 ECA Dragon Boat Nations and Clubs European Championships in Moscow that ended on Sunday, where competing were 900 rowers from Germany, Hungary, France, Romania, Moldova, Armenia and Russia. The competition was part of the international calendar of the European Canoe Association (ECA).

UEFA Gives Partial Stadium Bans to Bulgaria, Romania for Fan Racism

Bulgaria will have to close part of its national stadium for European Championship qualifiers against England and the Czech Republic because of fan racism.

UEFA issued the order, saying Bulgarian fans were racially abusive during a 2-1 loss to the Czech Republic and a 3-2 loss to Kosovo last month.

Bulgaria hosts England on Oct. 14 and the Czech Republic on Nov. 17.

UPDATE Tennis: Patricia Tig qualifies for BRD Bucharest Open final

Romanian tennis player Patricia Tig, the only Romanian left in the competition, has qualified on Saturday for the BRD Bucharest Open tournament singles' final, after she defeated German Laura Siegemund, 6th seeded, 6-3, 6-1. Tig won in 1 hour and 28 minutes and is the third Romania player to have reached the final of the competition hosted by the BNR Arenas.

Romania's Begu and Tig to play quarterfinals of BRD Bucharest Open on Friday

Romanian tennis players Irina Begu and Patricia Tig will perform on Friday, on the Centre Court of the BNR Arenas, in the quarterfinals of the 250,000-USD BRD Bucharest Open tennis tournament, which takes place at the BNR Arenas in Bucharest. Irina Begu, WTA's 112th, will face off 6th seed of the tournament German Laura Siegemund in the second event of the day to be held on the Centre Court.

Simona Halep on her Wimbledon win: I played the perfect match on the perfect day

Romanian tennis ace and fresh Wimbledon champion Simona Halep said on Monday, upon her arrival at the 'Henri Coanda' Airport from London, that in her All England Club final with Serena Williams she played "the perfect match on the perfect day". "The final wasn't as easy as it looked like. Emotionally it was difficult, there was a big emotional charge, but I was clear in my tactics.