Even former World No.1 and two-time Grand Slam Champion Simona Halep can be considered one of the best tennis players in history after hanging her racquet on the nail.
While the 29-years-old Romanian has been in great form, World No.2 has now revealed how she would like people to appreciate her after retiring from tennis.
Simona Halep has won 22 WTA singles titles and finished as a runner-up in the 17 tournaments so far. Having reached five Grand Slam finals, she lifted the title at the 2018 French Open and 2019 Wimbledon.
When asked how she would like people to recall her after retiring from tennis, Halep said, “I would like people to remember me as a fighter on the field, with a lot of desire to play, a passion for tennis and the fact that I never give up. I have made a lot of progress in recent years in this regard, and I would like people to appreciate this.” (Quotes translated into English via Google translator)
Simona Halep ’s Achievements
Halep was named the WTA’s most famous player of the year for two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015 while she was voted as WTA fan-favourite singles player of the year for three straight years in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
The 2018 French Open champion has been ranked as a World No.1 player for 64 weeks by WTA, Halep was the year-end No.1 in 2017 and 2018.
The Constanta-born Woman has been making his nation proud in tennis since she turned professional. Notably, She is the first Romanian to win the singles title at Wimbledon.
As a result, She often receives honorary awards. While Simona Halep was named an honorary citizen of Bucharest in 2017, World No.2 received Patriarchal Cross of Romania in 2019.