Simona Halep is again in the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, and Cristian Tudor Popescu praised the smart game made by the Romanian in front of the Polish Iga Swiatek.
The well-known journalist is looking forward to a new duel between Simona Halep and Serena Williams, who will fight for a place in the semifinals in Melbourne.
Simona Halep and Serena Williams have met 12 times so far, and the balance is in favor of the American, who won nine of these duels.
Cristian Tudor Popescu, after Simona Halep’s victory: “He had no other chance but tactics!”
Simona Halep he had an infernal mission with Swiatek, in the conditions in which she lost the first act, but the Romanian returned superbly, as she did so many times, and Cristian Tudor Popescu claims that the Romanian could only win with a very good tactic.
“In this even harder match with Iga Swiatek, Simona Halep proved that she can also win tennis with her head. In front of a player with very strong blows, extremely aggressive, with a good service, who also comes to the net, because he also knows volleyball, Simona had no other chance than tactics, to be calm, to bring the few Simone on the field from these seven years and three weeks, since Simona is in the top 10 in the world. Here is this historic opportunity, I repeat, to see Simona play Serena again. For me, this is already the win. “, said Cristian Tudor Popescu, at Digi 24.
Simona Halep reached a new personal record, winning her 100th career Grand Slam tournament on Sunday!
At the Australian Open, Simona reached an impressive number of 28 matches won, but Halep managed even more successes at Roland Garros: 31 victories! She triumphed at her favorite tournament in 2018, while at the Australian Open she played the final in the same season.
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