Romanian tennis star Simona Halep can't quite understand why are some talking about the end of her career since she feels good now and wants to play for at least few more years. Halep, a former world No. 1, hasn't had an easy year with injuries but she is feeling good and is hoping to stay healthy and return to her old form.
Halep, now ranked at No. 15 in the world, was forced to miss the French Open, Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics due to a calf injury. “I don't know why everyone is talking about the end of my career. It's not close.
I really want to play more. Due to injuries I had little doubts that I could still, but now I am very fit, I am healthy, and I want to play for another two or three years, four years," Halep said, per Treizecizero.
Halep got married this month
Halep made the US Open round-of-16, before losing to Elina Svitolina.
After the US Open, Halep got married to her long-time partner. "This year was a special one on a personal level. Professionally I had serious injuries, but the enthusiasm and desire remained the same. I feel motivated, I can play at a high level.
At the US Open I felt that I was at a good level and, with work, I will return there again," Halep noted. Halep stood no chance against Svitolina as the Ukrainian claimed a 6-3 6-3 win. Despite the loss, Halep felt good about her US Open campaign.
“Yeah, nerves because I knew it was going to be a tough match,” Halep said after the Svitolina loss. “I’ve been a little bit tired after three good matches here. But when you don’t have many matches, you always are a little bit stressed before the match. But overall I think I did a good job here and I’m looking forward with positive thoughts."