Simona Halep: 'Wimbledon final against Serena Williams was out of my mind'


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Simona Halep: 'Wimbledon final against Serena Williams was out of my mind'

In a press conference in Shenzhen's WTA Finals Simona Halep recalled her Wimbledon final win over Serena Williams. The Romanian player said: "Wimbledon means a lot. I think it's the most special two weeks that I had ever in my life.

Of course, Roland Garros, it was special because of the first one, and I really wanted it. I won in juniors, and I feel like home in Paris. But Wimbledon, it's the most prestigious tournament in tennis. I'm really happy I could do this.

I'm always honest, so I didn't expect that. I didn't even dream that I would be able one day to win Wimbledon. But I felt great. I felt day by day that my game is improving, I'm starting to feel the grass which is really important.

I didn't do that before. The final was something out of my mind, like Serena said. I just wanted to be focus on what I have to do, not thinking about the moment. It was huge. Also I had all my friends and my family in the box, the Royal Box also in front of me.

It was huge. But I just thought if I respect the plan that I have to play against her, I will have a better chance to win. It's the highlight of my year, of my career. I didn't do great after and even before. I take as one of the best years that I had.

I'm happy about that. Now I can say that my inside is changed after Wimbledon more than after Roland Garros. Of course, I'm still motivated to win Grand Slams, but now I see different the life and also the tennis."