Simona Halep: ´I don´t care about passing Maria Sharapova in the WTA Ranking !´

Romanian champion hopes to play a great Roland Garros and, in general, to establish herself in a Grand Slam tournament

by Matteo Milanese
Simona Halep: ´I don´t care about passing Maria Sharapova in the WTA Ranking !´

Romanian Simona Halep, world number two this week, released an interesting interview to the Spanish site Tennis Topic, during the WTA Premier underway in Madrid.
The tennis player, born in '91 in Constance, was beaten in the first round of the spanish tournament by an hardened Alizé Cornet, who played one of the best matches of her career.

"I don't particularly care to have passed once again Maria Sharapova in the WTA Ranking. WTA ranking is not so important for me; the key is to win more matches as possible and triumph in the tournaments, if possible. However, my dream is to become number one in the world and at least win a Grand Slam title.

Nevertheless, the most important thing is to go on the court and give 100% every day, both in the game and in training. "The best three players on clay today? Maria Sharapova, who won as many titles on this surface and, who is also the Roland Garros reigning champion, Carla Suarez-Navarro, because she is playing an awesome tennis, and Serena Williams, who is dangerous over every surface. "In Stuttgart I played very well, reaching the semi-finals is always a good result.

I won matches against very difficult players like Errani, Muguruza, who I beat for the first time, and I only lost in the third set against an excellent Wozniacki. My goal is to do very well at Roland Garros, but it's very difficult to make predictions, I have just to think about my tennis and game by game. "I still want to improve my shots, my tactics and generally myself.

I'm trying to improve my game and I know I still have a lot of room for improvement. Right now, however, I am very happy with my game and I feel very confident. The key is always being positive, no matter what happens, and give my best in every game. "In the last year and a half, after victories and titles in the WTA circuit, my life changed.

I had to considerably improve my English. Dealing daily with the media, interviews and journalists in general are part of the life of a professional tennis player and it's an important part of our lives. This makes me very happy, as time goes on and more this is becoming easier.

The WTA facilitates us in everything. I try to live it all with laxity and peace of mind, knowing that all this is good for tennis. In Romania, the impact was very good for tennis." the Romanian concluded

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