Simona Halep (2 WTA) managed an exciting performance last year, when she managed to win the Wimbledon tournament, after an incredible final against the American Serena Williams, score 6-2, 6-2.
Eleven months after that, Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena’s coach, explained what happened to his athlete in the All England Club match, in which he was far from the shape that tennis lovers had become accustomed to.
After winning the title at the 2017 Australian Open, Serena took a break from tennis to give birth to her little girl, Alexis Olympia. Subsequently, the champion did not find herself and failed to win a Grand Slam title, although she played four more finals.
The pressure was great on the 38-year-old athlete, who, in the event of a win over Simona Halep at Wimbledon, would have become the player with the most Grand Slam trophies in the history of tennis, 24, tied with Margaret Court .
“We all know that Halep would never have thought in her life that she would win at Wimbledon. She had no expectations, and this is the ideal situation for a player.
Probably at the beginning of the match, he saw Serena very excited. I think it was one of the matches where she was very excited. She sent a few balls almost under the net, and I think Simona felt liberated. He managed to send some great shots in difficult moments “, Mouratoglou declared for Ubitennis.
“The best match of my life!” Halep revealed how he annihilated Serena
Simona wrote history at the All England Club, after defeating the American without appeal. After the match, Halep revealed how he defeated Serena, saying that it was one of the best matches of his career.
“I knew I had to be aggressive because I didn’t want to give him the opportunity to return to the game. It was one of the best matches of my life, especially since I was on the grass.
I did well after Roland Garros, I took a long vacation, and after that I worked again for every match and every tournament. I took everything very seriously “, said Halep, at the press conference after the final with Serena.