2012 Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska has backed Simona Halep to win Wimbledon as she thinks the fire in Halep's eyes has returned and the Romanian certainly has what it takes to win it all at The Championships this fortnight.
Halep, 30, has been looking absolutely sharp so far at Wimbledon as she has been through to the semifinal without a dropped set. Halep's latest victim was Amanda Anisimova, who was handed a 6-2 6-4 defeat. Halep lifted her first and lone Wimbledo title in 2019, after crushing Serena Williams 6-2 6-2 in the final.
"I saw her (Halep's) matches this year here," Radwanska told Eurosport. "She looks very good - [there is a] fire in her eyes. She is really trying to play more aggressive tennis and is serving pretty well, so I think she can do it [win the title] this year.
I think Simona can also play good tennis on the grass. She is also more experienced at that level, so I still think [Halep] can win the whole thing."
Halep saw off Anisimova in straight sets
Halep got off to a fast start, breaking Anisimova twice to easily win the first set.
After winning the first set, Halep claimed two early breaks at the start of the second set and led 5-1. However, Anisimova refused to quit as she cut the deficit to 5-4 and had three consecutive break points in the 10th game but Halep saved and managed to close out the match in straight sets.
Halep has been working with coach Patrick Mouratoglou for the past three months and she seems to be enjoying working with the renowned tennis coach. In the Wimbledon semifinal, Halep plays Elena Rybakina. Halep and Rybakina are well-known to each other, having clashed three times.
Halep owns a 2-1 head-to-head versus Rybakina but they have never met before on grass. However, Halep is the favorite as she seems to be determined to win her third Grand Slam title.