COVID-19 Pandemic has an impact on everyone across the world. While many of them have taken negatively, very few of them only have approached positively. Here, two-times Grand Slam winner Simona Halep revealed the lockdown impact on her life.
Romanian captured her first title on the season in the Dubai tennis championships in February. After that, a right leg injury and lockdown did not allow her to play in the WTA tours till last month.
Even though Halep skipped Palermo Open and US Open series in her comeback, she conquered in Prague Open and Italian Open. World number two will now ready to play and win her second title at the French Open 2020.
Halep explained, “The pandemic put me in the situation I dreamed of being in. I am more mature, more relaxed because I could see that the hardest things in life are in general, not in sports. The fact that I was able to do this as well as in the previous seven years is a great thing.”
“I am Not Under Stress About the Results”- Simona Halep
She became the winner of the Italian Open after three finals meeting on Monday.
Speaking about her dream title and finals opponent Karolina Pliskova, who walked over due to injury, Simona said, “Then I fought with everyone, with myself, opponents, the ball, the racket, the weather, the audience, the team … There are so many on the list. Now I tell myself that I am much better at it. Now I am fighting with my rival because she is my opponent. “
Whereas Simona Halep is a favorite for Roland Garros, she admits every game will be important for her. Romanian went on to say, “If people think I’m the favorite, I don’t think about it because every match is a fight and everyone wants to win. I focus only on my game, like in Rome, like in Prague. I am not under stress about the results.”