“Fought To The End”: Simona Halep Reflects on Set Down Victory Over Jasmine Paolini at Linz Open 2021


Simona Halep at Linz open
Simona Halep at Linz Open 2021

Former World No.1 Simona Halep reached the semifinal at Linz Open 2021 following the three sets(4-6,7-5,6-0) victory over Jasmine Paolini. After more than a couple of hours of a marathon on the indoor hard court, Romanian revealed she fought until the end to conquer Italian. 

“I am very relieved that I was able to win this match. It was a very, very difficult one. She played hard and with amazing speed,” Simona Halep said in the post-match interview.

(Quotes Have Translated Into English Via Google Translator)

“At the beginning I didn’t have time to do anything on the field, but along the way I tried to change the pace and in the end, I dominated the match.”

“I’m sorry about that (nervous exit), it’s not nice, but sometimes I need such things. I fought to the end.” 

“Thank you for coming (spectators), it’s a pleasure to play here. In the first set, I was a little cold, that’s why I didn’t feel at ease and I took a long-sleeved blouse.”

In addition to this, Simona Halep will face compatriot Jaqueline Cristian or Russian Veronika Kudermetova for a championship match spot in Linz.

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