Romania stalwart Simona Halep holds several records under his belt. In particular, she is the first Romanian woman to be ranked No.1 by WTA. And Halep is also the first Romanian player to win a singles title in Wimbledon. The former World No.1 still has one unfulfilled long time dream to pursue that she wants to win a medal at the Olympic Games.
“The Tokyo Olympics Mean Confidence And A Lot Of Pride For Me”: Simona Halep
The 29-year-old from Constanta will compete in both singles and mixed doubles tennis events in the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games. Ultimately, she will be the flag bearer for Romania in the global tournament, which runs from 23rd July to 8th August 2021.
“100 days and one dream, to be the best at the Olympic Games. I believe that this dream can come true because there are thousands of hours of work and a lot of desire behind it,” Halep recently said ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The Wimbledon reigning champion further added, “The Tokyo Olympics mean confidence and a lot of pride for me. See you in Tokyo! I am also Team Romania.”(Quotes Have Been Translated Into English Via Google Translator)
What Did Ion Tiriac Say About Simona Halep’s Future
In a recent interview with sports antenna, Romanian businessman Ion Tiriac said that Simon Halep would hang up her racquet on a nail if she wins a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
“If Simona crowns her career with the gold medal in Tokyo, then she can retire,” Romanian international tennis Hall of Famer Ion Tiriac said.
In the Olympic Games, Simona Halep has represented Romania in the 2012 London edition. Therein, She fell in the opening round to Kazakh Yaroslava Shvedova in straight sets. Afterwards, Romanian skipped the 2016 Rio de Janeiro edition due to the Zika virus concerns.
When asked, does Simona Halep become a coach? Tiriac explained, “No, I think she makes about three children. After she makes them, she has to raise them.”
Simona Halep has won 22 WTA Tour-level titles, including two Grand Slam so far. She is also considered one of the greatest sports players in Romania history.