Simona Halep – ‘I’m preparing to the maximum in view of the Australian Open’

Simona Halep has been talking positively in the lead up to next month’s Australian Open saying she is preparing to the max.

This is music to the ears for Halep fans following a turbulent 2020, which saw the former Number 1 opting to skip the US Open due to safety concerns and then later contracting Covid.

The Romanian believes that the 2021 campaign will still offer many challenges but that she is in a much better place to deal with them.

“I know it will be difficult mentally, but I feel that my experience in the ‘bubbles’ built by the WTA will help me overcome everything,” Halep told the Times of India.

“Now I know what awaits me in each tournament. I am also less worried, because in Australia the health emergency is under control and they are very organized.”

Halep’s best Australian Open performance saw her reaching the final in 2018 and she’ll be hoping to go one better this year .

With the WTA season finishing early last year, Halep has been using the times wisely to help physically prepare and seems to be looking forward to the challenge.

“I worked a lot on my physical condition,” she explained. “I have to take care of my body now more than ever. I do a lot of strength exercises and speed work.

“We intensified the court work at the beginning of December. I recently started playing some sets in training with other players.

“I’m preparing to the maximum in view of the Australian Open.”

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