Simona Halep: 'I had an unprofessional attitude'


Simona Halep: 'I had an unprofessional attitude'
Simona Halep: 'I had an unprofessional attitude'

The world no. 1 Simona Halep lost to Su-Wei Hsieh in three sets, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, in the Wimbledon third round. The Romanian admitted she could have played much better. 'I will not find the excuses about this match, she deserved to win, but still, I’m sad about myself today,' Halep said.

'Definitely, I gave everything I had on the game side. I was fighting until the end for every ball. I just was too negative to myself, talking too much. I think because I was tired, because I’m tired, I couldn’t stay focused on every ball.

I was leading the match, I was up, and I couldn’t finish it. I’m not (being) hard (on myself). I’m just realistic and honest. I accept that it was an unprofessional attitude today.' Halep played 44 matches so far this year, and withdrawing from Eastbourne wasn't enough to be fully recharged: 'I think mentally I was tired.

Also physically I feel tired. My muscles are gone. But mentally I was tired. I couldn’t stay focused, to handle the pressure, the tension of the match.' Commenting on her next plans, Halep added: 'Anything but tennis. Chilling, resting, doing nothing.

Just enjoying life. I gave everything I had for ten during this period. Now I want just to spoil myself, to be a normal girl, and enjoy life.' ALSO READ: Roger Federer: 'The end is closer than ever'

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