“I Was Mentally Strong”- Simona Halep Wins Prague Open 2020 Title In The Straight Sets


Simona Halep

World number two Simona Halep won her first comeback title in the first comeback tournament Prague Open 2020. Moreover, She defeated Belgian Elise Mertens in the event finals.  

After a long suspension, tennis tours have returned to Europe and North America. For this reason, Romanian tennis ace Simon Halep has recently resumed her international tennis tours at the Prague Open 2020. Moreover, She won her first two matches with several ups and downs and went to until three sets.

Simona Halep

In the quarterfinals, multiple Grand Slam champion gained momentum and overcame the opponent in straight sets. Unfortunately, Halep met her compatriot Irina Begu in the semifinals. However, She beat her countrywoman in the same straight sets to qualified for first comeback final in the clay courts.  

“Finals Are Very Difficult”- Simona Halep Said After Semifinals Win Against Begu

Halep and her final rivel Elise Mertens have faced each other four times in the last two years. Besides, Simona Halep is leading the head to head 3-1 and also defeated Belgian in the last meet in the straight sets as well. 

She also said, “Finals are very difficult. So, it doesn’t matter what I did before, it matters only the match from tomorrow. I’m going to give my best because I really want to win it but it’s never easy. I just try to recover until tomorrow and tomorrow, enjoy the fact that I get to play another final.”

Simona halep

However, Simona defeated the Elise Mertens again once the Clay-Courts at Prague Open 2020 by a score of 2-0(6-2,7-5). Notably, It is the second WTA title in the 2020 season. Earlier She won her first title at the Dubai Duty-Free Championships in February.

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Moreover, two time Grand Slam champion is still not yet decided her participation in the upcoming US Open 2020. Additionally, her coach Darren Cahill said to News 9, We do not know, what is Simona Halpe is going to do”. On the other hand, Halpe said in the post-match interview, She is going to take a decision tomorrow(Monday).


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