Former World No.1 Simona Halep has concluded her 2021 season following semifinal withdrawal at Linz Open 2021. Moreover, she has been describing 2021 as “an incredibly challenging year.”
Most importantly, she has been struggling with injuries since the beginning of this year. As a result, she played infrequently in the WTA Tour and missed Roland Garros, Tokyo Olympic Games, and Wimbledon. She has a win-loss record of 24-10.
“Well…2021 You have been hmmm, tough to describe. To be honest, it has been an incredibly challenging year,” Simona Halep recently wrote on her Twitter handle.
“Right before starting it, we suffered a huge pain in our hearts as a family because we lost one of our very close relations, my father’s sister, my Auntie.”
“She was a strong, special person and will always be in our hearts and minds. It was the toughest moment for me and it took me a while to accept it, but I understood in the end that this is life and that we must overcome heartache and stay strong.”
“I was emotionally exhausted for a long period of time and then I started to suffer some little injuries until the big one came, the calf injury in Rome. I didn’t know how to manage it because I had never faced something like that before.”
“My desire to play was huge, but I couldn’t play for a few months and had to miss my beloved Roland Garros and was unable to defend my title at Wimbledon.”
“I started to struggle with confidence and to question if I could trust my body to hold up. Fast forward to this moment and, with hard work, I will create some other great moments on the court.”
“This year didn’t start well, but it finished in a positive way and I’m excited for what lies ahead.”: Simona Halep
“Thanks to Darren for being by my side during these tough times. Thanks to Daniel for being there always. Thanks to my new coach Adrian for coming back and bringing me the light of confidence, and a smile on the court.”
“Thanks to physios for taking care of me every time. Thanks to my very close friends for always being there. Thanks to my husband for being in my life.”
“2022, I’m really looking forward to meeting you, but now it’s a holiday, please!!!”
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