Recognitions and awards keep coming for Simona Halep. The world no. 1 received a honoris causa from West University in Timisoara, Romania. The 27-year-old was awarded for her great results on the tennis courts and all the contribution she has given to Romania as a country.
Through Twitter the world no. 1 shared her joy and happiness: 'I'm so proud and honoured to receive the title Doctor Honoris Causa from West University in Timisoara!' Also Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer got honoris causa degrees in the previous years respectively by Madrid and Zurich universities.
Halep believes the French Open success will not affect her mentality too much: 'I don't believe that now is going to be a bigger pressure than before because before was huge pressure and everyone was talking that I'm not able to win a Grand Slam because I am weak mentally.
But now I did it. I feel like the people realize that if you don't give up, if you work, keep working on what you have less good, you can be able to realize your dream. So now I feel that everybody's more relaxed. Of course, I have more questions about autographs, pictures.
It's a little bit crazy in my country. But I enjoy it. I try to manage it as good as possible. I'm used to it because last year was the same, when I touched No. 1. But now I feel it bigger and I feel it nicer.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title