Simona Halep opens on her mental state, French Open campaign

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Simona Halep opens on her mental state, French Open campaign

Former world No. 1 Simona Halep has confirmed that she is in great spirits and that she is definitely looking forward to the French Open. In a recent interview with Tennis Majors, Halep revealed she contemplated retirement during the 2021 season.

Even after starting her 2022 season in Australia, Halep still had certain doubts. Now, those doubts are past Halep as she is feeling as good as ever. "I feel refreshed; I feel more confident; I feel healthy. Finally!

I have no problems now, with no injuries. I feel so happy to be back on the court, and I am looking forward to playing each match because I really want to continue to improve," Halep said on Eurosport's Players' Voice.

Halep on the French Open

After losing three Grand Slam finals and almost losing all the hope of ever winning a Grand Slam, Halep finally made her big breakthrough at the French Open in 2018. Four years later, Halep would absolutely love to win her second French Open title.

"I will always have great memories of my title at Roland-Garros in 2018 because it was my first Grand Slam, and I had always dreamed of winning the French Open. It was a beautiful atmosphere: so many fans were supporting me and I felt great.

I will never forget that moment," Halep said. "If I win again, it is going to be special as well because any time you win a Grand Slam it is very special. I am 30 now, so I am not putting pressure on myself, but that is why I am here and I am working hard because I dream of achieving that again.

We will see if it is going to happen." Last month, Halep announced Patrick Mouratoglou as her new full-time coach. Halep said she is hoping to return to winning Grand Slams and that's why she hired Mouratoglou.