Former world number one Simona Halep won her second WTA title in the 2020 season at Prague Open last month. She is now looking forward to playing at the Italian Open, which is beginning next week in Rome. Meanwhile, the Romanian Football Legend showered praise on Halep for her achievements in the racket sport.
Gheorghe Hagi, who also came from Constanta, which is Simona’s home town in Romania, recently addressed in a school Festival. He also spoke about his countrywoman on the same.
The 55-years-old Hagi was considered one of the best football players in the world in the 80s and 90s. Additionally, Romanian was played as an attacking middle fielder, and now he is an owner and manager of Romanian club Viitorul Constanta.
Moreover, the greatest Romania football players of all time Gica Hagi said, “I knew Simona was very ambitious. I saw a margin for progress. She got better every day. She is a dedicated sportswoman and all young people must take from her the ambition that made her reach number 1. To remain number 1 for so long.”
He further added, “Even if she was not that prototype of a tall and tall athlete, she knew how to exploit the strengths it has. And now he has reached maturity. As I said and told her, she plays friendly matches until the semifinals. For her, the official matches start from the semifinals.”
Simona Halep in Rome
While world number two Simona Halep skipped this year’s US Open owing to travel and health risk, besides the 2018 Roland Garros Champion will begin her clay-court season from the Italian Open. The Rome tournament will take place from 14th September to 21st September.
As a consequence, Wimbledon reigning arrived in the tournament venue via spacial transport. Additionally, two-time the upcoming event finalist has started preparation as well.