Wimbledon champion Simona Halep reacts to inability to defend title in 2020



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Wimbledon champion Simona Halep reacts to inability to defend title in 2020

About a day after Simona Halep framed her Wimbledon memories on one of her home’s walls, the All England Club announced the cancellation of the 2020 edition due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019 Wimbledon champion experiences both feelings of regret and hopefulness as she looks forward to 2021.

“So sad to hear it confirmed that Wimbledon won’t take place this year. Last year’s final will forever be one of the happiest days of my life! But we are going through something bigger than tennis now, and the best news is, Wimbledon will be back next year.

And it means I have even longer to look forward to defending my title there! Stay strong everyone and keep believing” wrote Halep on social media. To alleviate the sadness provoked by the news that made Roger Federer feel “devastated”, Halep will be able to look at the racquet that brought her the first and only Wimbledon title of her career, since she had decided to frame it on a wall inside her own home.

“As I’m home every day, actually no-stop, a few days ago I had something in my mind and decided to frame it and put it on my wall because it’s a nice thing and it’s great to see it every moment I step in this room.

It’s the racquet that I played Wimbledon with, in 2019. Next to it is the picture with the trophy, which is very beautiful. I wanted to put it all together, to frame it and to have it as a great memory. Hope you enjoy it!” said Halep on Facebook.

“Take care, stay home and be positive. Everything is going to be good,” she ended.