At her arrival in Romania, Simona Halep thanked Ion Tiriac, the owner of the Madrid Open and the president of the Romanian Tennis Federation, who had given her important advice before the Wimbledon final against Serena Williams.
Simona Halep landed on 15th July to present the Wimbledon trophy to her compatriots. She was also decorated with the highest distinction of Romania, Star of Romania, by the president Klaus Iohannis. In her speech, the Wimbledon champion thanked three people who contributed greatly to her success: “Lady Virginia Ruzici has helped me for ten years.
She believed in me from then and was convinced that I can make it to the top. Mister Cahill helped me to have faith in myself and to play on the greatest arenas of the world. To mister Tiriac, who is present, I thank him as well.
All the given advice, sometimes harsh, helped me. He helped me win in front of Serena Williams through what he told me”. Recently elected as president of the Romanian Tennis Federation, Ion Tiriac arranged a public celebration for Halep on the National Arena from Bucharest.
“I sent personally to miss mayor Gabriela Firea the request to obtain the National Arena and the necessary logistics to organize this event and I found understanding as usual. Through this way, I want to thank her on behalf of the Romanian Tennis Federation.
I am convinced that the lovers of the sport from Bucharest and not only will be thrilled to congratulate our great champion on open stage”. , said Tiriac.