Simona Halep leaves for Paris, says hard to win second Roland Garros title
Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, 3rd WTA, has left on Tuesday for Paris, saying upon departure she wishes to win a second title at Roland Garros, but this is rather difficult.
“I wish this with all my heart, but it is more difficult. I did not say I am or I am not favourite. I believe I have to go there and do my best. If I win matches, it’s good. For me, most important is that I am OK and I am going there. At Roland Garros every day counts, whatever we may say. One has to win tough matches to reach the second week,” Halep said at the Henri Coanda Airport.
“I am leaving for Roland Garros very glad, another year has passed and I am last year’s champion. I am glad I am going there. Paris is my favourite city and I am looking forward to get there. These are special moments and will remain special, it was for the first time and it is my favourite tournament. Clay is a surface I like to play on. It’s faster there, one can slip, but every year things are different,” Halep added.
On InstaStory she wrote: “All criticisms have motivated me. Many told me I am too small and I will never be a champion. But I have a heart bigger than my hight,” digisport.ro informs.
Simona said she hopes to have Romanian supporters every match at Roland Garros, as they give her positive energy.
Simona Halep, as 1st WTA, won on June 9, 2018 her first Grand Slam title after defeating Sloane Stephens in the final 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. She won the title 45 years after the victory at the French Open of tennis legend Ilie Nastase and 40 years after the victory of Virginia Ruzici.