Simona Halep (16 WTA) made an unimaginable revelation, saying that a number of months in the past she despatched an SMS to her relations, informing them that she not wished to play tennis.
Simona Halep supposed to retire from tennis in February of this yr, after misplaced within the first spherical in Doha (4-6, 3-6 with Caroline Garcia). The Romanian confessed that she made a radical resolution “within the warmth” and instructed her relations that she might not play tennis.
The previous world number one additionally revealed what made her change her thoughts and proceed her journey within the skilled tennis circuit.
Stunning revelation! Simona Halep knowledgeable her father by way of SMS that she is retiring from tennis! What made her change her thoughts
Simona Halep, the 30-year-old champion, instructed of an unimaginable second spent this yr, when she introduced her father, but additionally the others relations that he retires from the white sport: “There was a second after I did not know what I wished anymore, within the true sense of the phrase! After Dubai, after dropping within the first spherical, I despatched a message to my household and shut pals that I can not play tennis, as a result of I not had the motivation, I not had the power to face the strain!”, was the confession on which Simona Halep did to Horia Tecău, on the BT Talks podcast.
Halep realized she nonetheless had a say in tennis when she arrived at Patrick Mouratoglou’s academy: “Then I felt I needed to go to Patrick’s academy! There I felt that I used to be a child who nonetheless wished to do one thing in tennis. Though I used to be very upset and I did not know if I might nonetheless attain the excessive degree. As a result of I not play tennis to win a match or two, I’m going all the best way after I play in a event.”
“For those who kick me out the door, I am within the window!”
“On the academy, I noticed the kids there, who’re 10-12 years previous, even youthful, waking up within the morning with the dream of turning into superb tennis gamers. I sponged up the vibe from there and put it inside me. I keep from 8:00 within the morning to 18:00 within the academy. I by no means did this job. However I really feel that at my age I would like one thing like this”, revealed Simona.
The Romanian additionally spoke about her best high quality on the tennis court docket: “I had a variety of onerous moments, the place I might have simply given up and stopped happening. However the high quality I believe I had and nonetheless have is that I do not quit after I’m struggling! I imply, I at all times give 100% and that is most likely why I succeeded. Many individuals don’t give 100% as a result of they’re afraid that their 100% shouldn’t be sufficient to win a Grand Slam. And I believe I had that! It looks like a top quality to me. For those who throw me out the door, I am going to go within the window!”