Simona Halep dazzles as one of the best woman tennis players for more than a decade. But, the two time Grand Slam champion revealed that she had sacrificed several things to become a star in the world.
The 29-years-old Romanian successfully finished this season as a leading title winner and World No.2 for the second time in her career.
In a recent conversation with ProTV, Wimbledon reigning revealed she has been having a problem with her spine since 17-years-old. Halep also emphasised she is now playing with four herniated discs and it sometimes gives pain, especially during the matches.
The 2018 Roland Garros champion said, “The hardest moment of my career was when I had to give up a game because of the pain. It happens that you enter the field with pain, on a scale of 1 to 10, or 2, and after a few minutes to reach 8 You can’t control anything anymore, it’s terrible and frustrating.”
“Tennis is a demanding sport, the rotations we have in tennis are very risky for the spine. At 17, I had my first back problem. They told me I was the youngest patient with a herniated disc. I have about four hernias. They are not easy to manage. I always have pain. It’s hard.” Halep added.
Simona Halep Began Preparation Ahead of Australian Open 2021
Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley finally confirmed that the 2021 Australian Open would go ahead, and it will take place from 8th February. Also, participants would be allowed to train during the 14 days of quarantine with several restrictions.
Having a title on the clay and grass courts, Simona Halep has a dream about the hard-court Grand Slam. And she began preparation on the blue surfaces ahead of the Australian Open 2021.
Halep has a chance to win her first hard-court Grand Slam title at the Australian Open while comparing her US Open records.