Simona Halep after Toronto win: "I'm a different person now"

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Simona Halep after Toronto win: "I'm a different person now"

Simona Halep, who had already touched the final at the Championships during this season, returns to success in Canada after those obtained in 2016 and 2018. Her partnership with Patrick Mouratoglu has not only returned her victory.

She gave her back the will to fight. Twenty-fourth career title for the Romanian tennis player, former world number one and two-time Grand Slam champion, who after her victory against Beatriz Haddad Maia comments on everything with great enthusiasm.

"I am a different person than I was four years ago when I last won here. In general I am a different person and I know perfectly well how many things have changed since then. Yet the happiness of winning has always remained the same.

I think it will give me a lot of confidence for the upcoming tournaments," she explained.

Simona Halep after Toronto win: "I'm a different person now"

"I also think it's fantastic to have the support of the Romanian community here too, I feel lucky to have them in difficult moments during matches."

A match, the one against the Brazilian, full of ups and downs. Intense and decidedly difficult for the two-time Grand Slam champion, forced to overtime from the first to the last fifteen. She then added: "The start of the match was quite complicated.

She had already beaten me on the grass, so I knew I had to do things perfectly to beat her. I always have certain emotions before matches, today I needed some time to shake off the pressure. Top 10? I've spent the vast majority of my career there, but I feel that going back to it now really has meaning.

At the beginning of the year I didn't have much confidence, returning to the top ten was a goal I had set myself to achieve by the end of the season. We will not have time to celebrate the victory: training will be a party to better prepare Cincinnati and the US Open. I will try to recover in the best possible way because now I have fun on the court again."