Simona Halep, in a press conference after the defeat in two sets against Iga Swiatek, showed a lot of respect and fair play, praising her opponent and still showing herself serene, despite the unexpected defeat in the fourth round of the French Open 2020, and despite her was the big favorite for the final victory: “The merits are hers, she managed everything perfectly.
She played a game very similar to last year, but the difference was in my lesser ability to push her to the baseline and not to give her time and opportunity to attack the ball. Despite everything we have experienced, for me it was still a positive season having won in Rome it will not be a wrong game to ruin it.
I can say that the cold, as it had already happened to me, it didn’t make me feel at my best. But nothing to do with injury, that’s the most important thing.”
Simona Halep: “My season is still positive”
Halep, a year ago as reigning champion was eliminated by Amanda Anisimova, said: “By the second week the level is necessarily high, whoever you meet.
It counts how it feels on that day. Swiatek was at the top and probably is it went like this also for Trevisan, both certainly reached the quarterfinals with merit. I’m happy to have been here in Paris, although I was a little bored to be locked in the room.
It was important in any case to be able to play this tournament. But now I need to spend time with my family, to walk and relax. ” Regarding the next season, the possible quarantine before the Australian Open 2021 and the near future, she said: “I have heard of the hypothesis of 14 days of quarantine once we land in Australia, but it would not be a problem when the bubble.
For sure it wouldn’t be about being locked in a room, because without training then you couldn’t play. Now it’s still early, then I’ll understand how to organize myself.” We have t recall that Simona Halep missed the short season on the American hard-courts, including the Western and Southern Open and the US Open 2020, both in the Flushong Meadows bubble, in New York.
In this season she won the Italian Open and the Prague Open after the resumption of the season, and the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships just before the suspension of the ATP and WTA Tour due to the spreading of COVID-19 global pandemic.