A few days ago, the former World No.1 Simona Halep officially opened her 2021 season account at the WTA Gippsland Trophy. However, the 29-years-old woman from Romania is now pleased with her back-to-back victories in Melbourne Park.
On Wednesday, World No.2 Halep qualified for quarter-finals in both singles and doubles category. Two time Grand Slam champion steered past German Professional and World No.51 Laura Siegemund without losing a single set in the singles category.
On the other hand, Simona Halep and host Daria Gavrilova pair ousted third-seed Gabriela Dabrowski and Bethanie Mattek Sands team after losing a set in the doubles category.
“Yes, ‘come for a beer’ and ‘tomorrow is a new day!’ These are the expressions that caught me too,” Simona Halep said in a post-match interview when she was asked if there was anything typical Australian in her life.
A woman from Constanta continued, “I am happy for today’s victory, for both matches. In fact, plus the victory in the doubles.”(Quotes translated into English via Google Translator).
“I am Very Happy To Be Back Here”, says Simona Halep
For the first time, Wimbledon Reigning is now competing in official matches since 2020 Roland Garros fourth-round exit.
Simona Halep also emphasised that her most significant intentions to lift a Down Under Grand Slam event title.
“I am very happy to be back here. I haven’t played an official match since October, and I appreciate everyone’s work, I know how hard it is! It’s one of my big goals to win the Australian Open, but it’s not easy, I have to work hard and believe in myself,” the 2020 Melbourne major event semifinalist added.