Simona Halep makes surprising schedule choice, takes wild card to play in..


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Simona Halep makes surprising schedule choice, takes wild card to play in..

Simona Halep is going to have a very packed schedule in the final part of the year. This week the Romanian is competing at the Wuhan Open, next week she will be in Beijing, then will play the Kremlin Cup that takes place from 11 to 21 October in Moscow through a wild card.

Simona is happy to come to the Russian event. 'I won my first title here in 2013 and I can say that the tournament has a special place in my heart. I am looking forward to compete in front of my fans.' The world No.

2 Caroline Wozniacki is the WTA Finals defending champion, which means she cannot earn points in that event. That's why Halep's chances to achieve the Year-End No. 1 ranking are high. 'The motivation is still there.

I really want to finish on No. 1 again. I have a chance, but I have to take it', Halep added. Meanwhile, in Wuhan Halep analyzed how her Grand Slam season went: 'I started very well with the (Australan Open) final. But it was an exhausting week, tournament, two weeks.

It was tough to recover after that tournament. I was struggling a little bit. Then I didn't play very well. I had to take some breaks. Then clay court, which is my favorite season, I did the maximum this year. So I'm really happy about that.

Then Wimbledon was too fast for me. After celebrating my first Grand Slam, was really tough to go there and be 100% again. US Open, I don't want to talk about it (smiling). It was tough to lose again in the first round. But I cannot be sad or making drama because sometimes it's happening, and I have to accept it.' ALSO READ: 'Roger Federer should never play on clay again' - Andy Roddick