Halep: I want to win an Olympic medal


Simona Halep, number three in tennis, said she is focusing on winning more championships than her world ranking. 


It is seeking to win titles in the Grand Slam and Olympics this year.

After the year 2020, which was severely affected by Corona.


Halep, 29, leads a group of prominent players at the Miami Open.


It will be Halep’s first tournament in the United States since the start of the pandemic, after her withdrawal from the US Open in August due to health concerns.


 “My goal is to win titles in the Grand Slam,” Halep added.


“I also target the Olympic title this year because I want to win an Olympic medal during my career.”


 I focus now on titles more than world rankings.


” Two Grand Slam champion Halep won 3 titles in a row in 2020 (Dubai in February before the general closure due to Corona, Bragg and Rome in August and September, respectively).


  This was achieved despite travel restrictions and her inability to train regularly.


Halep expressed her happiness to participate in Miami.


It is a tournament that she has never won, although she has a bit of a shoulder problem.


She will face notable competitors such as top-seeded Australian Ashley Barty and Japanese No. 2-seed Naomi Osaka.


Health restrictions are still imposed in Miami, a reminder to everyone that life has not returned to normal yet.


Halep, who recovered from a mild infection with the Coronavirus last year, said.


And she had been vaccinated, “We are still living in a healthy bubble. It is stressful to live in this atmosphere every week, but we must respect the rules.”


 “I feel more comfortable now in travel,” she said.



Halep: I want to win an Olympic medal

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