Simona Halep had a couple of fantastic years after she ended the last 2 seasons as world no.1.
However, things were not all easy for the Romanian that had to go through a couple of tremendous battles before finally winning her 1st slam last year at the French Open.
During a recent interview with the Guardian, Simona talked about how tough it was her 2018 Australian Open.
Simona Halep’s 2018 Australian Open
Simona had to endure a rather demanding Australian Open last year. The Romanian faced the likes of Genie Bouchard, an in-form Lauren Davis, Naomi Osaka, Karolina Pliskova, Angelique Kerber, and Caroline Wozniacki.
Simona’s struggle started in the 3rd round again Lauren Davis after she won an epic 4-6 6-4 15-13. Then the world no.1 had to defeat in the semi-final a combative Angelique Kerber 6-3 4-6 9-7 before she had to bow in the final after another battle against Caroline Wozniacki 7-62 3-6 6-4.
About being hospitalized after the Australian Open Final
Talking about her last 2 matches in Melbourne, Simona commented
“[The semis vs. Kerber], it felt like every point was 20 rallies because she’s a very big fighter. I was proud of that tournament. I was not even upset after I lost to Caroline in the final. I gave everything. But there was no more energy at the end.
Heart of a lioness!
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