Former World No.1 Simona Halep reached the semifinal at Linz Open 2021 following the three sets(4-6,7-5,6-0) victory over Jasmine Paolini. After more than a couple of hours of a marathon on the indoor hard court, Romanian revealed she fought until the end to conquer Italian.
“I am very relieved that I was able to win this match. It was a very, very difficult one. She played hard and with amazing speed,” Simona Halep said in the post-match interview.
(Quotes Have Translated Into English Via Google Translator)
“At the beginning I didn’t have time to do anything on the field, but along the way I tried to change the pace and in the end, I dominated the match.”
“I’m sorry about that (nervous exit), it’s not nice, but sometimes I need such things. I fought to the end.”
“Thank you for coming (spectators), it’s a pleasure to play here. In the first set, I was a little cold, that’s why I didn’t feel at ease and I took a long-sleeved blouse.”
In addition to this, Simona Halep will face compatriot Jaqueline Cristian or Russian Veronika Kudermetova for a championship match spot in Linz.Embed from Getty Images